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On Valentine's Day... "Cosmic kiss" between the Moon and Jupiter


On Valentine's Day...

 "Cosmic kiss"

 between the Moon and Jupiter

NASA revealed that Earth will see a "cosmic kiss" between the moon

and Jupiter on Valentine's Day, on Wednesday evening.

For the Earth's inhabitants, the crescent and Jupiter will appear to be within

a few fingers of each other about an hour after sunset,

but they will actually be about 227 million miles away.

This event is not rare

 but it is unique on Valentine's Day.

According to astrology, the coupling of the two cosmic bodies in 

the night sky represents growth, abundance, healing and good luck.

The event will appear more visibly over Singapore and Australia because of

the optical illusion that makes the moon look bigger

near the horizon than at the top of the sky.

Jupiter is reported to be 365 million miles away

at its closest point to Earth, and 601 million miles away.

The buyer will be about 480 million miles from our planet on Thursday evening.

The last time the moon

met Jupiter was on December 26, 2023.

Located 601 million miles from Earth, Jupiter is one of the most prominent

planets in the solar system. It is by far the largest planet in our solar system

and, in fact, has a combined mass of 2.5 times that of all other planets combined.

What color is Jupiter and what is it made of?

Jupiter is yellow orange but mainly reflects blue and white spectrum rays

and the buyer's outer atmosphere consists mostly of hydrogen

and helium :

With some water droplets, ice crystals, ammonia crystals

and when these elements form clouds, They create shades of white

orange, brown and red for Jupiter The whole planet consists mainly of

gases and is therefore known as the "gas giant."

Does the buyer have rings?

Jupiter has 4 sets of rings composed of dust and small pieces of rock Jupiter's

four rings are the corona ring, The main ring, the Amalthia Gosamer ring

the Tepe Gosamer ring Since all the giant planets in our solar system have rings

around them, However, most planets, such as Jupiter,

It has rings that reflect light very badly, so it's very difficult to see.

How long does it take to reach Jupiter?

NASA astronomers found that it takes an average of six years to reach 

Jupiter from Earth, however, Jupiter and Earth move in space all the time

so the distance changes all the time.

When the nearest to us is in orbit, Jupiter is about 365 million miles away

and when Jupiter is far from us, Jupiter is 601 million miles away

the last time scientists sent a spacecraft to Jupiter was in 1989.

How many moons does Jupiter have?

  • Jupiter has 79 moons, 53 of which have been named and 26 without a name
  • and the planet can support many moons because its size 
  • and mass give it stability in gravity

meaning asteroids near Jupiter are either pulled and destroyed 

or go into orbit, and Jupiter also has the strongest magnetic 

field among all the planets in our solar system.

In addition :

the buyer has some moons that rotate in the opposite direction to others

as well as in the opposite direction to the Jupiter's rotation.

Scientific Facts :

Some of Jupiter's moons are small

the diameter is about 2 km, such as Pandya, friendly, and Irsa.

Many were recently discovered in 2017, using high-tech Earth telescopes.

Others were found much earlier, such as Pasiphae in 1908 and Lysethea in 1938.

Ganymede is Jupiter's largest moon.

In fact :

 it is the largest satellite in our solar system

larger than Mercury and three quarters of the size of Mars.

It's the only moon in the solar system that has its own magnetic field.

Ganymede is one of the satellites of Galileo 

Jupiter's four largest - discovered by Galileo.

They were the first to be found and are also the most scientifically interesting.

Although Ganymede is as large as Mercury, it is only half as intense.