Monday, January 21, 2013

Moon and Jupiter in Conjunction: Last chance until 2026!

Courtesy of "Science is Awesome" over at Facebook, here is a list of some of the most impressive astronomical events of 2013, including the hopefully spectacular show of Comet ISON in November and December. I remember Hale-Bopp from the 1990s and this is possibly going to be more impressive. If you check the list closely, you'll see that the first event is happening right now, as Jupiter and the Moon appear to be very close in the sky (if you are in South America, Jupiter will disappear behind the Moon). I took the photo above just a few moments ago.

PS: I realized the headline might be less than clear. It means that the Moon and Jupiter will not be this close in the sky again until 2026. Conjunctions do happen more often than this.
More on the conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter can be found by clicking here.

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