There is no doubt that astronomy is an extraordinary field of science. I love it! I am amazed by the accuracy of how the Universe works. Specifically, it is remarkable how the constellations and planets move with such a precision that we can anticipate eclipses, conjunctions, and other astronomical events. 🌌
We can also calculate the exact position of the stars in the sky at a given moment in time and a point in space. Neat apps are showing you the position of the stars and planets on the night sky just by allowing them to know where you are geolocated. The events predicted by the astronomers do happen exactly as they say.
The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
For example, the conjunction of two planets of our solar system will take place at the end of this year, more exactly: on the 21st of December, Jupiter will be 0.1° south of Saturn. This kind of conjunction occurs every 19,6 years (so, the last one was in May 2000, and the next one will be in 2040). Lovely, isn't it? If you want to find more on this, check out this article. 🪐