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- In the west direction, Guru-Saturn will gradually come closer, will be able to see these planets everyday
A wonderful astronomical event is going to happen on Monday, 21 December. On this day, the planet Saturn will come very close. The distance between these two will be just 0.1 degree distance. This phenomenon is called Great Consumption. The 21st will also be the longest night of the year.
Bhopal science broadcaster Sarika Gharu said that although Guru and Saturn come closer every 20 years, this time the distance between these planets will be just 0.1 degree. This is happening after about 400 years. Earlier in 1623, these two planets came so close. After this year, on the night of 15 March 2080, Guru-Shani will appear so close.
How is great consumption?
Guru (Jupiter) is the fifth planet in the solar system and Saturn is the sixth planet. Jupiter i.e. the planet Guru revolves around the Sun in 11.86 years. It takes about 29.5 years for Saturn to revolve around the Sun. Each time in 19.6 years, these two planets come closer, which can be easily seen in the sky. This condition is called Great Consumption.
The last congestion took place in 2000. However, at that time both these planets were towards the Sun, due to this they did not appear. The next concession will be on 5 November 2040, on 10 April 2060. After this the Great Conjunction will be seen on 15 March 2080.
How can we identify these two planets?
These days Guru and Shani are visible in the west direction. After the sun sets, a pair of two planets are visible in the west direction. It has more bright planet Jupiter and less bright planet Saturn. These two planets are set at about 8 o’clock, that is, they are not visible after 8 o’clock. That is why they can be seen before 8 pm. From now until December 21, these two planets will be seen coming closer every day and on 21st, Guru-Saturn will be seen together.