What kind of conjunction? According to sciencing.com, « a combination of at least two bodies lined up in the same area of the sky from Earth is a conjunction ». And this time it will be Jupiter and Mercury.
According to ABC11, Mercury, the smallest planet, and Jupiter, the largest planet, will meet on March 5th in a celestial event known as conjunction.
The planets are actually millions of miles apart , but appear close together when their orbits align. Their distance is about 0.3 degrees, or two-thirds the latitude of the moon.
« The planets Jupiter and Mercury appear closest to each other at dawn and appear about 1.5 degrees above the horizon in the east-southeast, » wrote NASA.
Those who live in the southern hemisphere , have the best chance of seeing the Jupiter-Mercury conjunction, but those in the United States and the northern hemisphere will still be able to see the two planets.
According to AccuWeather, Mercury is the hardest to get because of its proximity to the Sun. discerning planet. Look for Jupiter, which appears brighter and can help you locate the smaller planet.
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