The next wind is expected on March 15, 2080. Then, only after 2400 years.
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An astronomical phenomenon that has not occurred since the Middle Ages can be observed on December 21, shortly after sunset: the proximity between Jupiter and Saturn makes these two celestial bodies look like twin planets.
Proximity between the two planets is already underway, with the possibility that between December 16 and 25, they will separate below the diameter of the full moon. “On the night of the closest approach, December 21, they will appear as twin planets separated by one-fifth the diameter of the entire planet,” explains Patrick Hartigan, an astronomer at Rice University.
Although the best viewing conditions are near Ecuador, this phenomenon can be seen anywhere on earth, weather permitting. Hartigan explains that the planets are visible below in the western sky for about an hour after sunset each night. “For most telescope observers, each planet and its largest moons will appear in the same field that night,” he added.
According to the astronomer, the orbits between these two planets are very rare. “However, this combination is very rare because they are so close. You will have to return until the morning of March 4, 1226 to see more of these objects that appear in the night sky, ”he added.
The next hurricane is expected to occur on March 15, 2080. Then, only after 2400 years.
* With information from Rice University