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The Introduction of the Solar System & The Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

I will add a brief introduction of the solar system and talk about The Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction.
zainab mohammed
Grade 6

Problem

The Main Question: How does the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction happen?

Method

N/A.

Research

The Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

The Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction is one of the great conjunctions in history. The great conjunction is visible to the “Naked Eye”.In 2020 the Great conjunction of these two planets will be closest since 1623 and the most observable in 1226. The 2020’s Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn won’t be the same until March 15 2080. It only happens once in 20 years because Jupiter and Saturn’s years are longer than ours. Here is the timeline:

May 28, 2000, December 21, 2020, October 31, 2040, April 7, 2060, March 15, 2080, September 18, 2100, and etc.

Questions: 

Main Question: How does it happen? 

It happens by every 20 years because not all the orbits of the planets are directly flat on it some of the planets’ orbits slant more than others. When every year Saturn completes about 12 degrees of its orbit around the sun and Jupiter completes about 30 degrees of its orbit. In one year though closes the gap in the middle of itself by 18 degrees. This photo represents what is happening (the photo will be on the slide show).

 

Why am I interested in this?

I am interested in this because this one of the greatest conjunctions in history.

 

Interesting Facts:

  • Did you know that for this Great Conjunction (2020) people call it the “Christmas Star”?

  • Did you know Jupiter’s Great red spot is shrinking?

  • Did you know Saturn is the only planet that can float on water?

  • Do you know that Jupiter has 79 known moons orbiting the sun?

 

Data

The Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

The Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction is one of the great conjunctions in history. The great conjunction is visible to the “Naked Eye”.In 2020 the Great conjunction of these two planets will be closest since 1623 and the most observable in 1226. The 2020’s Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn won’t be the same until March 15 2080. It only happens once in 20 years because Jupiter and Saturn’s years are longer than ours. Here is the timeline:

May 28, 2000, December 21, 2020, October 31, 2040, April 7, 2060, March 15, 2080, September 18, 2100, and etc.

Questions: 

Main Question: How does it happen? 

It happens by every 20 years because not all the orbits of the planets are directly flat on it some of the planets’ orbits slant more than others. When every year Saturn completes about 12 degrees of its orbit around the sun and Jupiter completes about 30 degrees of its orbit. In one year though closes the gap in the middle of itself by 18 degrees. This photo represents what is happening (the photo will be on the slide show).

 

Why am I interested in this?

I am interested in this because this one of the greatest conjunctions in history.

 

Interesting Facts:

  • Did you know that for this Great Conjunction (2020) people call it the “Christmas Star”?

  • Did you know Jupiter’s Great red spot is shrinking?

  • Did you know Saturn is the only planet that can float on water?

  • Do you know that Jupiter has 79 known moons orbiting the sun?

Conclusion

I don't have a conclusion because of a research project done.

Citations

I am doing this because I want to give information about the Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction and how does it happen because some people won't know about this Great Conjunction in history.

Acknowledgement

I have one acknowledgement for Ms. Atabayeva (our science teacher) for helping me out but, I also have some help from these videos and websites:

https://youtu.be/2NAp1q_5YZs

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-great-conjunction-of-jupiter-and-saturn/

https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/great-jupiter-saturn-conjunction-dec-21-2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IK0c_HwFfOE (I got the information from the description)