On Sunday evening (Jan. 22), the solar planets Saturn and Venus will meet in the night sky making a close approach. Fortunately, police officers who do not want to brave the bitter cold of January can watch the meeting from the comfort of their homes.
The Virtual Projection Telescope will close the access and arrangement, which is the “connection” between Venus, the second planet from the sun, and Saturn, the second largest planet of the solar system. The streams begin when the two planets are separated by less than half a degree, which is less than the angular size of the full moon, and is equal to half the width of a finger in arm’s length.
Project telescopes Straight stream of the conjunction of Venus and Saturn at . will begin 1:30 pm EST (1830 GMT) on Sunday (April 22 and will be available to watch online for free courtesy of your website (Opens in a new tab) or YouTube channel (Opens in a new tab).
Related: What time is the conjunction of Friday and Saturday on Sunday (Jan. 22)?
Both Saturn and Venus are visible to the naked eye in the night sky, but there is a great difference between the brightness of both. Venus is the brightest object in the sky after the sun and the moon and will be in conjunction at magnitude -3.9. Saturn’s bright rings that surround it will be magnitude 0.7 at conjunction. (The native numbers indicate the stars in the sky.)
In this way, Saturn will be 100 times fainter than Venus at the conjunction according to the head of the Virtual Telescope Project and astrophysicist Gianluca Masi. Masi will observe the conjunction between Venus and Saturn from Ceccano, Italy.
During the conjunction, the two planets will be quite visible in the night sky with a telescope. Observers will also be able to observe the conjunction with binoculars or the naked eye, although Saturn is difficult to spot without supporting equipment.
Viewing conditions will be favorable, weather permitting, when the moon will be only 2% waxing illuminated the day after the new moon of January on Saturday (Jan. 21).
Second Even in the air (Opens in a new tab), the conjunction between Venus and Saturn will appear from New York City in the constellation Capricornus at approximately 5:18 pm EST (2218 GMT) at approximately 14 degrees above the horizon to the south. The planet is about two hours after the sun at 6:48 EST (2348 GMT).
The conjunction of these planets marks the beginning of the evening appearance of Friday. Second Space.com Joe Rao. writerbut the evening apparition of Friday will see a literally high spring rising into the sky, at which time the already bright planet more than doubles its brightness.
As Venus rises above the horizon, Saturn at this time is lower in the night sky each following night, disappearing into the twilight as it does so. This leads to the solar conjunction of Saturn on February 16th. 2023
If you want to observe the conjunction between Saturn and Venus for yourself, our guides to the best telescopes and the best binoculars are a great place to start. If you’re looking to take some photos of the conjunction, check out our best astrophotography cameras and best lenses for astrophotography.
Editor’s Edition: If you break the conjunction between Saturn and Venus, and would like to share it with Space.com readers, send your photo(s), comments, and name to firstname.lastname@example.org. This story on Jan 22 has been updated to include the new start of this livestream and to include a YouTube video feed.
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