This morning, a beautiful celestial phenomenon appeared in Dalian! Did you see it?
This morning, the sky southeast of Bincheng Dalian showed the beautiful phenomenon of”the new moon embraces the old moon” and the romantic phenomenon of”Venus conjoining the moon”.
“The crescent moon embraces the old moon” means that in the arms of the crescent, the entire moon is faintly visible. This phenomenon is due to the reflection of sunlight from the surface of the earth to the dark surface of the moon. In fine weather, during the waning moon and crescent moon, almost the entire moon can be seen with the naked eye. When there are other bright celestial bodies near the moon, such as bright stars and comets, the picture will be very beautiful.
Coincidentally this morning, Venus, which appeared in the form of”Venus”, just appeared near this waning moon. As the brightest celestial body in the sky except for the sun and the moon, Venus and the waning moon, the two brightest celestial bodies in the night sky, compete to reflect each other and are particularly striking in the dim sky. Therefore, the beautiful phenomenon of”the new moon hugs the old moon” and the romantic celestial phenomenon of”Venus conjoining the moon” appeared in the sky. They were the most beautiful scenes of”Xingyue Fairy Tale” in the night sky until the first ray of glow in the morning dawn.
More than one month left this year will be over
In the remaining time
We can still see these beautiful astronomical wonders
Night from November 17th to 18th
Leo meteor shower reaches its peak
Among the astronomical phenomena worth seeing, The Leo meteor shower must have a name:it will reach its peak during the night of November 17-18. In this Leonid meteor shower, if it is in a big city, in the latter half of the night, about 2 meteors can be witnessed every hour. At that time, the radiant point of the meteor shower (the point in the sky that looks like the origin of the meteor) will be above the southeast horizon. In a place with little light pollution, about 15 particles per hour are ideally visible. Fortunately, this meteor shower coincides with the full moon, so people have plenty of time to watch the meteor.
In the evening of November 19th
Jupiter and Saturn will stage”Double stars with moon”
“Double stars with moon”, Jupiter and Saturn conjoin the moon at 4:27 on the evening of the 19th and 10:57 at night, respectively. In the evening, you can see a crescent in the southwest. The moon walks between Jupiter and Saturn.
Penumbral lunar eclipse
When the position of the moon is in the penumbra area of the sun, then a penumbral lunar eclipse will occur. Part of the moon’s sunlight is blocked and most of it is unblocked, so the moon can only be seen darkened at a certain angle.
The penumbra lunar eclipse will be gorgeous on November 30. However, given that the moon will rise after the start of the lunar eclipse, in most parts of China, only part of the lunar eclipse can be observed.
At 9 o’clock on December 14
Gemini Meteor Shower ushered in greatness
This Gemini meteor shower is very suitable for observation. The moon is close to the new moon and there is no moonlight interference. It is estimated that the rate of meteors per hour at the zenith will reach 150.
The conjunction of wood and earth
The spectacular scene of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn only happens every 20 years. The last time was in 2000. On December 21st, Jupiter and Saturn will stage a rare”wood-earth conjunction” astronomical phenomenon. By then, using binoculars, you can observe the surface details of Jupiter, Saturn’s halo, and several of their bright moons at the same time in a small field of view.
At 17:00 on December 22
Ursa Minor Meteor ShowerMaximum period
This is the last meteor shower of 2020. The active period will be from December 17th to 26th, and it will reach its maximum on December 22nd.
As the meteor cluster with the highest radiant declination, the Ursa Minor meteor shower has a low flow rate of about 10 to 50 per hour, but it is very suitable for observation in the mid-high latitudes of the northern hemisphere.
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