The Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn Shine Together

( Observe the beautiful astronomical gathering of the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn in the sky above you. )

The bright astronomical trio

Having met the inferior planets, Venus and Mercury, last week, the Moon is going to join the brilliant gas giants, Jupiter and Saturn. The conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter will occur on November 19, 2020, at 08:57 GMT (note that it is the time when these celestial objects are closest, but it is not the only time to see them together). The 4-days-old Moon will be at a magnitude of -11.1, and the kingly planet Jupiter will shine at a magnitude of -2.1. The largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, and our natural satellite will shine among the stars of the constellation Sagittarius.

Messier 75 shines close to Jupiter and Saturn

In the 18th century, the French astronomer Charles Messier observed the night sky and spotted several “nebulous objects”. At first, Messier mistook these objects for comets, but then he realized his error. Charles Messier and his assistant Pierre Méchain began to catalog these objects so that other observers would not make the same mistake. Today, the Messier Catalog includes 110 objects — diffuse nebulae, planetary nebulae, open clusters, globular clusters, and galaxies.



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