Jupiter-Mars Conjunction 2022: How To See the Overlapping Planets

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Previously, another planetary conjunction happened. But, this one involved the Earth's natural satellite, moon, and Saturn.

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The next one is quite different since it will be two planets. Jupiter-Mars 2022 space conjunction is expected to happen from May 27 until May 30.

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Space experts said that the angular distance (the distance of faraway objects perceived by the naked eyes) between Jupiter and Mars is around 0.6 degrees.

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When it comes to appearance, the two planets will be close together once they peak in the Earth's night sky.

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Although the angular distance is 0.6 degrees, some places will see their visible distance like an index/pointer finger.

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On the other hand, Alphonse Sterling, a NASA astronomer, said that Jupiter (-2.2 magnitude) would be brighter than Mars (0.7 magnitudes).

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