Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –
The National Logging and Space Agency (LAPAN) reported month going to triple conjunction with Jupiter and Saturn. This space phenomenon will occur for three consecutive days from April 6 to April 8, 2021.
LAPAN said that this phenomenon could be witnessed in the East-Southeast direction. Its position is known to be close to the constellation Capricorn.
Observations can be made from 03.00 local time until dawn ends.
LAPAN revealed that Jupiter’s magnitude varies slightly from -2.08 to -2.09. While the magnitude of Saturn is constant at +0.75.
In that event, LAPAN said that the Moon will have a final crescent phase when the triple conjunction with illumination varies between 34.4 percent and 15.8 percent.
In addition, LAPAN also said that the triple conjunction will occur again on April 12, 2021. This time, the triple conjunction involves Moon-Venus-Sun. This phenomenon also coincides with the phase of the new Moon.
The new Moon phase, also known as the solar conjunction of the Moon, is a configuration when the Moon is located between the Sun and Earth, and is in line with the Sun and Earth.
More than that, a conjunction is the configuration of a planet when the longitude of the planet is in the same position as the Sun.
There are two conjunctions, namely top and inside. The upper conjunction is the position of the inferior planet when it has the same longitude as the Sun’s longitude and is located behind the Sun.
Meanwhile, the inner conjunction is the position of the inferior planet when the planet has the same longitude as the Sun’s longitude and is located between the Earth and the Sun.
(jps / DAL)