The world will witness the rare phenomenon after sunset on December 21, with the beginning of the winter solstice.
To explain the rare phenomenon, astronomer at Rice University, Patrick Hartigan, said in a statement: “The alignments between these two planets are rare, and they happen once every 20 years or so, but this alignment is extremely rare because of how close the two planets are to each other.”
Hartigan said that the last time the two giant planets approached each other on a single line, it was in 1226, according to the US Fox News network. Hartigan confirmed that between December 16 and 25, the two planets will separate less than a full moon.
As for those who observe the planets with a telescope, the two planets will be visible in the same field of view on the night of December 21, which is a great event for those interested in taking pictures of celestial bodies.
And people of the world from everywhere will be able to see the historical event as the two planets approach, but the closer the population to the northern regions of the planet, the longer they see the phenomenon.
The inhabitants of the Earth will have to wait until March 2080 to see the two planets this close again, in case they miss the opportunity to observe the phenomenon next month.
Citing Sky News