Watch towards the western sky on Friday night and you might see a spectacular astronomical phenomenon. Actually, three astronomical bodies, the Moon, Venus and Jupiter will appear very near to each other to which scientists claim that it will be divine to watch.
Since, these three astronomical bodies, Moon, Venus and Jupiter are the second, third and fourth brightest objects respectively in our solar system after the Sun, it will be easy to locate them in the night sky.
Dr Abel Yang, who teaches physics and astronomy at the National University of Singapore explained that to watch the divine event, try to find clear location where you can see the sky clearly with least possible obstructions in the west and try to locate the three very close brightest objects in the sky.
He further explained that one can clearly see two bright celestial bodies very near to moon. All the three objects will form a triangle with Jupiter just hovering over moon on the right and Venus on the left.
Due to Ramzan, Friday’s moon will be a crescent moon and both the planet will be on either side of the moon. During conjunction, the two planets will be separated by a distance less than the diameter of moon. According to the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration, star gazers will be able to block both the planet behind their little finger.
Venus is the second planet from Sun in our solar system and is located 77 million km from the Earth while Jupiter being the largest planet and fifth from the Sun is located 909 million km from Earth. Although Jupiter is the largest planet, Venus is more brighter as it is closer to the Sun.
Some refer the event as “Star of Bethlehem” which led to the birth of Jesus and astronomers say that the way planets are arranged this time is similar what happened 2000 years ago when the Christ was born.
So watch for the spectacular event tonight and enjoy the divine beauty. Do share your experience in the comment section below.Tags: Jupiter, moon, sky, space, venus