The Russians will be able to see the convergence of Venus and Saturn on the morning of 18 February
MOSCOW, 15 Feb — RIA Novosti. The Russians will be able to see a rare astronomical phenomenon — the convergence of Venus and Saturn, on Sunday morning, said on Friday the Moscow planetarium.
“The eighteenth of February 2019 will be a convergence of Venus and Saturn. They will split the entire 1 degree (two moon)! This position of the stars in the sky astronomers call a convergence… a Beautiful morning a few can be seen in the wee hours, from 6.30 am to 7.30 am, over the South-Eastern horizon. To the right (South) and above the horizon this morning, the Duo will be accompanied by Jupiter and red Antares is the brightest star in the constellation Scorpio”, — stated in the message.
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It is noted that the next conjunction of these planets will happen on December 11.
Astronomers are reminded that although Earth, Venus and Saturn will be visible almost on the same line of sight, in space, these planets are very far from each other. Venus — the second planet from the Sun, and Saturn treats of the sixth. It is the farthest planet that the Terrans can easily see with the naked eye.
Now Saturn is at a distance of nearly 11 astronomical units (about 1.65 billion kilometers) from Earth and Venus from Earth separates about 1 astronomical quantities (distance equal to the distance from the Earth to the Sun).