Get ready to ring in the new year with an amazing astrological event where the Moon and Mars will be so close to each other that it looks like they’re about to kiss.
The conjunction of the Earth satellite and the red planet will take place on Friday night. It will start at 7:00 p.m. 52 minutes and will continue until dawn on January 1st.
You can watch this phenomenon from anywhere in the world no matter if all homes are filled with Christmas lights, it does not require complete darkness.
If you’re looking to be more precise about where to turn your gaze, the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics, and Electronics (INAOE) reports that the conjunction will pass in the direction of Capricorn and Sagittarius.
according to Dr. Renee A. Ortega Minakata, who is responsible for the dissemination and communication of science at the Institute of Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics (IRyA), considers the conjunction “a clear approach in the skies of two or more planets in our solar system, in addition to the Moon, which occur periodically”.
Although the approach is visible from Earth, it is relative because the fireballs are millions of kilometers from each other.
Will there be more astronomical ‘kisses’ in 2022?
The upcoming 2022 aims to be a year full of wonderful astronomical phenomena because according to information from the INAOE portal, events of this kind were recorded in January and February of next year.
In January there will be conjunction events between the Moon, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars, while in February Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and Saturn will have a closer relationship with the satellite.
As for interplanetary “kisses”, there are considered routes between Venus and Mars, as well as Mercury and Pluto in February 2022.
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