Enjoy A Triple Conjunction in Sky This Weekend

Enjoy A Triple Conjunction in Sky This Weekend

This weekend will give all the sky watchers a new treat with a so-called triple conjunction that the astronomers have calculated, will appear on the nights of Saturday and Sunday i. e. Feb. 25 and 26.

Astronomers have cleared that the sky watchers will get to see three celestial bodies namely Jupiter, Venus and the moon lining up in an impressive triple play. The good news is that the sky watchers can also see the triple conjunction of the celestial bodies online.

Yes, to give a clear view of this celestial body’s game play to all the people, the online Slooh Space Camera has announced that it will be webcasting the entire action live. The program will begin at 9:30 p. m. EST both Saturday and Sunday (0230 GMT on Feb. 26 and 27).

Online, people can enjoy multiple observatories of this line up as it will be webcasted from around the world including angles taken from Arizona and the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. One can access Slooh's homepage: http://events.slooh.com/ to see the broadcast.

Astronomers have cleared that this two- day game play will fist see the crescent moon closer to planet Venus i. e. on Saturday night, which will then move through the entire sky and will near Jupiter on Sunday night.

Not only the moon is making the entire move but other planets i. e. Jupiter and Venus will also be moving closer to each other to give this triple conjunction view to the sky watchers, post which both the planets will pass each other in the night sky of March 13.

"I haven't paid as much attention to this as I have to the Mayan calamity that's about to befall us", said Mr. Terry Richardson, College of Charleston Senior Astronomy Instructor, who has also planned to watch the odd planetary convergence but as a landscape photographer.


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