A conjunction is a celestial event that occurs when two astronomical objects or spacecraft have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude, usually as observed from Earth. This year, Jupiter and Venus will shine brightly together before dawn on Tuesday, January 22, after the Super Blood Wolf Moon on Sunday. Despite rising together, climbing above the horizon by 5 a.m. local time, and then appearing to be close, the two planets are actually 400-million miles apart. “The Jupiter and Venus conjunction will be easily bright enough to see from any location, even large cities,” said NASA. Read more for a NASA video explaining what exactly a conjunction is.
“The moon will turn red over the United States on Sunday night during the last total lunar eclipse of the decade. A total lunar eclipse occurs during a full moon when the moon passes directly through the Earth’s shadow, causing it to turn rusty orange or dark red in color. The lunar eclipse will be visible across all of North America and South America and partially visible in Europe and Africa on the night of Jan. 20 into the early hours of Jan. 21,” reports Accuweather.