Winter Solstice 2020 Google devotes Google Doodle, Great Conjunction
Winter Solstice Great Conjunction – In collaboration with NASA,
Google perform the Great Combination in the Northern Hemisphere at Doodle on Monday 21st December.
As of Monday, winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere, we are also undergoing treatment.
For a rare & spectacular view in the sky – great combination.
The great combination is a visual overlap of Saturn & Jupiter, the 2 largest planets in our solar system in the night sky.
Planets would almost overlap to form a double planet since the Middle Ages about 800 years ago,
a phenomenon that is not easily visible. Astronomical phenomena can be seen from anywhere around the world !
From our vantage point on Earth,
Jupiter & Saturn will cross to each other within 1 degree a fraction of the width of the full moon,
depending on their orbits, the once in a lifetime meeting place in Doodle artwork.
But it looks like it could cheating,
because the two gas giants would actually remain a huge distance of about 450 million miles ! Google said.
In the animate doodle, the Great Conjunction is feature as a cartoon Saturn & Jupiter meeting for a high five,
and the winter solstice is literally snow capped as Earth. The other two planets have been seen in.
Google & NASA have made some suggestions tonight to see this great combination – especially 21st December, 2020,
the night of the winter solstice. With a spot with an un-obstruct view of the sky, such as an area or park.
One hour after sunset, Jupiter will appear like a shining star & easily appear in the southwest sky.
Saturn will slightly faster and will appear slightly above and to the left of Jupiter until 21st December,
when Jupiter will overtake it and they will reverse the position in the sky.
Feel free to use binoculars, but planets can still seen with unaided eyes.