If you’re a space enthusiast who enjoys gazing up at celestial bodies, then here are some pictures of an astronomical phenomenon that may be absolutely up your alley.
On Saturday, August 1, Jupiter and Saturn appeared very close to the moon, reports NASA. This movement meant that a few avid sky watchers were able to observe the three astronomical objects quite clearly, post-sunset.
Some of those who witnessed the phenomenon also took mesmerising pictures and shared them on Twitter. Here are some beautiful shots of the night sky when Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon were distinctly visible in some parts of the globe.
This particular tweeple used a camera with a very long lens to take these photos:
Got the camera and very long lens out Jupiter and Saturn are both looking nice and clear! pic.twitter.com/yFRvaEwKrz
— Tyler Cooper (@BetterCallTyler) August 1, 2020
Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon in one frame:
Saturn, Jupiter and Moon pic.twitter.com/Etfp8I2dy0
— Razi Canikligil (@canikligil) August 2, 2020
The clouds only seem to add value to these already stunning snapshots:
Saturday’s moon with Jupiter and Saturn, and a little bit of cloud. pic.twitter.com/DoBkhxZ4zy
— Jamie Reynolds (@jaythegrumpy) August 1, 2020
That is one bright-looking moon:
Two pictures of the #Moon and #Jupiter taken last night. Left is by me from #Oxfordshire (51°N), right is by @Lornibaby from #Santiago de Chile (33°S). This is what an 84° difference in latitude on a sphere does to the nightsky. Earth is a sphere! #Sciencepic.twitter.com/CAB2exBorV
— Remco Timmermans (@timmermansr) August 2, 2020
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory division’s official Twitter profile also shared an almost three-minute-long video on August 2 explaining the wondrous things one can see in the sky this month. “From the peak of the #Perseid meteor shower to the Moon posing with Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus. Here’s some of the great stuff you can see in the sky this August,” read the caption of the tweet which currently has over 1,500 likes.
Check out the recording below to understand what is happening up above us these next 30 days:
From the peak of the #Perseid meteor shower to the Moon posing with Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus heres some of the great stuff you can see in the sky this August: https://t.co/6rIhgCD2DMpic.twitter.com/1CqvwOWH5U
— NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) August 1, 2020
What are your thoughts on these images? Did you enjoy the video? Have you marked your calendars in hopes of witnessing other marvellous astronomical phenomena which may be happening soon?
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