Archive for December 2020

The Great Conjunction--December 21, 2020

The Great Conjunction--December 21, 2020
Approaching the winter solstice, there is also the Great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn  on December 21. You can read more about the Great Conjunction at Space.com. Jupiter takes less than 12 Earth years to complete an orbit around the sun.  Saturn takes more than 29 Earth years.  Every 20 years they come close to... Read more »

Winter-ready forecast

Winter-ready forecast
Meteorological winter  begins December 1.  Astronomical winter  is less than 2 weeks away. The winter solstice will be on December 21. Now is the time of the earliest sunsets of the year in Chicago–4:19 pm, from December 2-13. Now is also the season of bare  branches and red berries, milkweed pods scattering seeds to the wind.  But... Read more »