What is Planet Parade?

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Overview:

Recently, over the past few nights, Venus and Saturn have been gradually coming together in the sky which was visible through the naked eye.

About Planet Parade

  • This is the phenomenon wherein the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn were visible to the naked eye from Earth.
  • This planetary meet-up, also known as a conjunction, makes the two planets appear close together or even touch in the Earth's night sky. 
  • Despite being millions of kilometres apart, the planets seem to occupy the same space in the night sky because of their alignment.
  • Just after sunset in the west, a conjunction of Venus and Saturn were 0.4 degrees apart as seen from earth.

 


Q1) What is an asteroid?

Asteroids are small, rocky objects that orbit the Sun. Although asteroids orbit the Sun like planets, they are much smaller than planets. Most of them live in the main asteroid belt—a region between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Source: Venus and Saturn come extremely close, the phenomenon is visible to the naked eye.