December 21, 2020 – Great conjunction

Photo credit: Dr Ski; Valencia Observatory;    Garden, Philippines; April 30, 2020

Right now, just after sunset, in the southwest sky, you can check out the planets of Jupiter and Saturn as they get closer and closer to each other. They are millions of miles apart but they appear to be very close in the night sky.  On December 21st it will be hard to tell them apart.  They probably will appear to you as one, super bright star planet.  Why is that?

The activity: GreatConjunction.pdf

CCSS: 4.MD, 7.G, 8.F.B, HSF-IF.B, HSG-C, MP3, MP6

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

GreatConjunction.docx    GreatConjunction-solution.pdf

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