Moon and Jupiter Near Conjunction

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Moon and Jupiter Near Conjunction
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By Ronald Williams

Watch for the Moon to pass close by to Jupiter and Saturn from September 23-26. Here it is with Jupiter (tiny dot on the upper left) on September 23. It's easy to recognize Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter is brighter than any star. Saturn is 15 times less, but it’s as bright as the brightest stars. Unlike the twinkling stars, Jupiter and Saturn both shine steadily. Watch them travel together during the next few months until they get really close to each other for the "Great Conjunction" on December 21, 2020. These great Jupiter/Saturn conjunctions recur in periods of 20 years and the 2020 one will be the closest since 1623. Get ready!

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a-1601222004 Sep 27, 2020 08:53 AM
Moon and Jupiter Near Conjunction

It's been fascinating to see Jupiter and Saturn with distinctly red Mars to the east, every night around 11 as I walk my dog around the block. With the moon now so bright, it's hard to see Saturn but when the moon gets hidden again, look for them!

EastBeach Sep 27, 2020 11:12 AM
Moon and Jupiter Near Conjunction

Jupiter is the tiny dot under the letters "MO" in the title "MOON AND JUPITER NEAR CONJUNCTION". As Ronald said in his text, look in the far upper-left corner.

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