The Moon Visits The Brilliant Gas Giants

( The Moon meets radiant Jupiter and golden Saturn on September 25, 2020. Witness their spectacular gathering in the sky above you! )

The conjunction of the Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn

Having completed the first quarter of its orbit around the Earth on Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Moon is going to visit two bright gas giants, Jupiter and Saturn. The conjunction of the Moon and the largest planet of the Solar System, Jupiter, will happen on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 06:48 GMT. Saturn will join them on the same day at 20:38 GMT. The Moon will shine at a magnitude of -12.1, while brilliant Jupiter and yellowish Saturn will be at a magnitude of -2.4 and 0.2, respectively.

The constellation Sagittarius

This month you can observe the bright trio of the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter shining in the constellation Sagittarius. The constellation represents a mythological creature called centaur — half-man and half-horse; the Babylonians associated Sagittarius with Nergal, the god of war and the underworld, the king of sunset. Below, we’ll list the five brightest stars of this constellation.

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