Talk:2401: Conjunction

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Revision as of 14:49, 22 December 2020 by (talk) (Positing that there is nothing of technical interest to astronomers in this conjunction.)
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It appears (depending upon how keen DgbrtBOT actually is) that this was posted at the significant time as mentioned. Though it's entirely within range of usual update time, I suspect this is not a coincidence. (Where I am, partly the weather but overwhelmingly the horizon obscured the moment of closest approach, but I did get a shufti earlier last night when there were fewer clouds in the sky for at least some of the time between sunset and planetsset. It took binoculars to key my eyes into where the dimmer Saturn was, but once I knew what I was seeing it was obvious enough.). Oh and, purely coincidentally, Happy Solstice everyone! 00:58, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

"...if they appeared to have boinked, it would have confirmed the weak cosmological constant, which we are very glad is not a thing." ocæon (talk) 14:23, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

I don't think this is really that interesting (in the technical sense) to astronomers. Although in theory there could be gravitational lensing of Saturn's image by Jupiter's gravity, I'm pretty sure the effect would be too small to bother even trying to measure. 14:49, 22 December 2020 (UTC)