2020 Moon-Planet Conjunctions

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Christopher K.
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2020 Moon-Planet Conjunctions

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26 April 2020, 7:21pm to 7:51pm CDT
LOOSE: Moon-Venus


The two will be setting together in the west, in the constellation Taurus. The 3.6-day-old Moon will have Mars to its lower right, the pair remaining fewer than seven degrees apart the whole time. At 7:21pm Venus will be forty-three degrees up, and thirty-six degrees up at 7:51pm.

Pertinent graphic:
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Re: 2020 Moon-Planet Conjunctions

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19 June 2020, 5:25am to 6:15am CDT
TIGHT: Moon-Venus


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Taurus. The 27.7-day-old Moon will have Venus to its upper right, the pair remaining fewer than two-and-a-half degrees apart the whole time. At 5:25am the Moon will be seven degrees up, and seventeen degrees up at 6:15am.

This conjunction will actually be an occultation for lucky New Englanders.

More information:
https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-n ... june-19th/
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Re: 2020 Moon-Planet Conjunctions

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1 August 2020, 8:53pm to 9:53pm CDT
MODERATE: Moon-Jupiter


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Sagittarius. The 13.2-day-old Moon will have Jupiter directly above it, the pair remaining fewer than three-and-a-half degrees apart the whole time. At 8:53pm the Moon will be twenty degrees up, and twenty-seven degrees up at 9:53pm.

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Re: 2020 Moon-Planet Conjunctions

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5 September 2020, 10:25pm to 11:55pm CDT
TIGHT: Moon-Mars


The two will be rising together in the east, in the constellation Pisces. The 18.4-day-old Moon will have Mars directly above it, the pair remaining fewer than one degree apart the whole time. At 10:25pm the Moon will be ten degrees up, and twenty-nine degrees up at 11:55pm.
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Re: 2020 Moon-Planet Conjunctions

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31 October 2020, 4:02am to 5:02am CDT
MODERATE: Moon-Uranus


The two will be setting together in the west, the Moon in the constellation Cetus and Uranus in the constellation Aries. The Full Moon will have Uranus to its upper right, the pair remaining fewer than five degrees apart the whole time. At 4:02am Uranus will be thirty-eight degrees up, and twenty-six degrees up at 5:02am.
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Re: 2020 Moon-Planet Conjunctions

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12 December 2020, 6:03am to 7:03am CDT
MODERATE: Moon-Venus


The two will be rising together in the west in the constellation Libra. The waning crescent Moon will have Venus to its lower left, the pair remaining fewer than four degrees apart the whole time. At 6:03am Venus will be twelve degrees up, and twenty-three degrees up at 7:03am.

Pertinent graphic:
https://skyandtelescope.org/wp-content/ ... ec12mo.jpg
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