On December 31, it was Luna s Mars They will give up on one last astronomical event that cannot be missed.
Fortunately, it will not be necessary to have a special tool to estimate it.
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During the night of December 31 and in the early morning of the following day, January 1, 2022, it will appear that Moon and Mars They will “give a kiss” thanks to a phenomenon known as jointly.
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In this regard, Henry Thrupe, an astronomer in the Department of Planetary Sciences at NASA He explains: “You can imagine the solar system as a racetrack, where each of the planets is a runner in its own lane and the Earth toward the center of the stadium.”
The planets seem to “intersect” and align regularly with each other in the solar system. Specifically, astronomers call the close planetary conjunction a conjunction, says National Geographic.
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However, conjugation occurs not only between planets, but also between planets starsLike the moon and other planets. This is exactly what happened on the last day of the year.
During the night and early morning on Friday and Saturday, respectively, the moon can be seen ending its waning phase. It will be accompanied “very closely” in the skies of Mars and Antares. The latter is a giant star, the brightest in the constellation Scorpio.
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To see the pairing it is enough to look at the sky without using any instrument. Of course, it would be necessary for the sky to be clear.
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