Why Astronomy is a Social Distancing Activity

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If you don’t know what an opposition means in astronomy, here is a short explanation. When an object is in opposition in astronomy, it means it is directly opposite our Sun from Earth. A good example is the Full Moon, where the Moon is close to being directly in opposition, hence why it shows a fully lit face back to Earth. A planetary opposition is when our Sun, Earth and any given outer planet are directly in line with each other. This applies for every Superior Planet, a planet that has an orbit outside of Earth’s. Therefore, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, … Continue reading Oppositions