Earth’s inhabitants witnessed two foreign bodies in the unanimous sky this Wednesday. A natural phenomenon, Conjunction, happened that aligned Jupiter and Venus in a unique fashion.
Before this, Jupiter Artland was popular, but now its name owner, Jupiter, has been in the news for days, said Sky news.
According to Nasa, Jupiter shifted westward, while Venus moved slowly towards it until it aligned parallelly. According to NASA, these two planets in our solar system appeared on the westward horizon at 6:58 pm ET.
Let’s dig into some of the interesting facts about Venus and Jupiter. Surprisingly, Venus takes the most time to rotate, equivalent to 243 times Earth’s rotations. That’s why its day is longest than a year. Moreover, it spins clockwise and is the brightest planet in the sky.
Everyone knows that Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system. But does anybody know Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is a giant storm in reality? Unlike Venus, Jupiter has the shortest day among all planets in the solar system.
At this moment, most of you are wondering about this heavy, astronomical term, “Conjunction.” Let’s help you understand how it causes Jupiter and Venus alignment.
As the name implies, it’s a process when celestial bodies come close together, as observed from Earth. Following is a photograph explaining planetary Conjunction.
Moreover, Rober Massey, deputy executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society in the UK, also gave an insight. According to him, these two planets in order appeared at a distance equivalent to half the diameter of the moon.
Further, humans can see this phenomenon with their naked eyes.
Jupiter and Venus are two bright objects one can see in the sky after the moon. A Bellatrix Astronomical Observatory in Italy saw these celestial bodies and named this phenomenon “the kiss between Venus and Jupiter.”
Due to this spectacular phenomenon, people’s attention was directed westwards. In search of this “once in a blue moon” vision, people traced the paths to find their alignment pattern.