Splendid Pairing of Moon with Venus and Saturn - 8th Sept to 10th Sept 2013
September 2013 celestial event of “Moon
in conjunction with Venus” will occur. i.e. both Venus and Moon will appear
as pair near to each other in the sky. Astronomically speaking Venus& Moon can
be said to be in Conjunction at 2.16 a.m. IST on 9th Sept. As Venus
sets by 8.30pm people can start noticing the pairing on 8th Sept
itself after Sunset.
on 9th September 2013 at
9.17pm IST Celestial event of “Moon in
conjunction with Saturn” where in Saturn and Moon will appear near to each
other in the west side sky.
Note: Moon our
celestial neighbor and Planets are located at greater distance from earth and
they themselves are separated by enormous distance. However due to conjunction
they appear near to each other in our skies. During the course of next few days as observed by observer from Earth
starting 8th Sept one can notice the increasing distance between
Moon, Venus or Moon getting close to Saturn and getting away far as Moon continues
its monthly journey around earth.
- WHERE TO SEE /TIME – HOW THEY APPEAR:
Venus & Moon – 8th Sept (above Moon), 9th Sept (below
Moon) - West: appearing like a non-twinkling bright object these
days Venus is visible from Sunset
onwards and Sets by 8.30 pm. Hence one
can best appreciate celestial pairing from 8th Sept onwards i.e.
Venus will appear above crescent moon on 8th Sept whereas Venus will
appear below crescent Moon on 9th September from Sunset to 8.30pm.
2. About Saturn & Moon – 9th Sept
(above Moon), 10th Sept (far below Moon on right) - West: Saturn will appear above Moon on 9th Sept whereas on 10th
Sept it will appear far below Moon towards right side. Saturn will appear
like non-twinkling Star like object. Public can appreciate this celestial event
from Sunset to 9pm as Saturn sets by 9.15 pm.
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