SUKABUMIUPDATE.com – The night sky on September 19 2023 will be decorated by an astronomical phenomenon called the Opposition of the planet Neptune.
Opposition itself is the opposite of conjunction. When opposition occurs, the planet experiencing it will be behind the Earth or opposite the Sun.
Launching from the Langit Selatan page, September 19 also marks the closest position of the planet Neptune to Earth. However, it is not easy to observe this blue ice planet considering its great distance from Earth.
For observers on Earth, Neptune can be observed with a telescope from sunset until dawn.
At opposition, Neptune is at a distance of 28.90 AU in the constellation Pisces with a brightness of 7.8 magnitude.
An astronomical phenomenon called Eptunian Opposition will decorate the night sky on September 19, 2023
To be able to see this ice planet, prepare a telescope and don’t be disappointed if you find Neptune is just a blue dot in your telescope. At opposition, Neptune appears slightly larger with a disk diameter of 2.4 arc seconds.
For information, the planet Neptune is the farthest planet from the Sun. This blue gas planet is named after the Roman god of the seas.
Neptune is the fourth largest planet by diameter and the third largest by mass. The mass of Neptune is recorded to be 17 times greater than that of Earth,
Editor: Dede Imran
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