SAY GOOD BYE TO 2015 WITH JUPITER & MOON TOGETHER ON 31 DEC
2015 presents unique opportunity to
Spot Jupiter. Generally people think they can spot planets only through
Telescopes or its work of Professionals. However using Moon as Tool one can
easily locate planets, at least over 50 times in a year.
However though Jupiter and
Moon (in waning gibbous phase) appear to be near each other in the sky. In reality
they are separated by enormous distance amongst themselves and from earth.
– How Does it appear on 31 Dec: From
11.30pm onwards if one looks towards East
Direction one can spot Moon. And just above left side of Moon one would
find a non-twinkling star like object which is nothing but Planet Jupiter.
Morning Walkers on 1 Jan 2016 – to welcome new year
with Jupiter: Further if one
wants look at this big brother of our solar system during morning hours. They
have to get up before Sunrise and look overhead facing West Direction to find Jupiter
No need of Telescope: people don’t
need a telescope to spot planets. Telescopes are required only when one wants
to appreciate finest features of the planet.
Interestingly after 31st Dec people can
note the growing apparent distance between Moon & Jupiter on every
of the event: On an
average Moon is 3,84,000 km away
from Earth. Whereas as on 31 Dec, 2015
Planets Jupiter is 5.06 A.U. i.e. 75,69,65,225 kilometers or 756 Million Kilometers away from Earth.
Hence, though Moon and Jupiter are far from Earth. And
both these objects themselves are separated by enormous distance. They Appear
close to each other on 31 December to us. Hence pairing of moon with planets is
significant event to locate planets with help of moon.
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