Astronomical events of the second half of 2020: what can be seen

(ORDO NEWS) — In the second half of this year, you will see a huge number of interesting astronomical phenomena. Quite a lot of events have already happened, but that is not all that awaits us by the end of the year.

The second half of this year will be quite eventful. For example, a parade of planets will take place, which can be observed without problems for two weeks until July 18, but only if there is clear weather.

A total solar eclipse is expected on December 14, but not all the inhabitants of the planet can see it. At the same time, an online broadcast of this incredible event will be conducted from Chile, Namibia or Argentina. The duration of a total solar eclipse is 2 minutes 10 seconds.

At the end of summer, November, and also in December, you can see gorgeous meteor showers. At this time, they will be the most vibrant and active. Particularly beautiful will be the Geminid meteor shower, which is expected in mid-December. Of course, it is not as bright as the rest, but it will be something to admire.

Another incredible phenomenon is the “cosmic kiss”. It can be seen only with the help of special equipment.

On December 21, Jupiter and Saturn will be as close to each other as possible. It will seem that these planets can collide at any moment, but in fact there will be a huge distance of several million kilometers between them. If you look at the phenomenon from our planet, it seems that the planets are touching, like a couple in love.

2020 is quite a busy year. Many events of an astronomical nature are considered rare and will delight not only ordinary people, but also specialists.

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