Jupiter, Saturn and the moon will align in a rare phenomenon from June 14 to 19 ‘ here’s when you can see it in Singapore

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Opportunities to witness space phenomena in Singapore may be few and far between, but you don’t have to wait for the stars to align. In fact, if you look up at the sky over the next six nights, you might actually catch a glimpse of celestial bodies in magnificent alignment.

According to a media statement by Science Centre Singapore released on Thursday (June 13), the moon, Jupiter and Saturn will form up in a straight line from June 14 to 19 ‘ a rare occurrence that can be observed with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Science Centre noted that although Jupiter can be observed unassisted throughout the year, its relative proximity to Earth will be at its closest in June, and the event only happens once every 13 months.

Publisher: Business Insider Singapore
Date: 2019-06-14T12:25:18+00:00
Author: Jonathan Loh
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Publisher: Davis Enterprise
Date: 2019-06-13T16:11:26-07:00
Author: Special to The Enterprise
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