Jupiter was observed at its closest distance to Earth after 59 years.
APA reports that the management of the higher school, public representatives and journalists also watched the natural phenomenon in the yard of Baku State University.
Jupiter, the largest planet of the solar system, will be on a straight line with the Earth and the Sun on September 26, 2022 at 23:10 Baku time, and at that moment it will be at the closest point in its orbit to the Sun - perihelion.
It was reported that such an arrangement of celestial bodies occurs approximately every 12 years, and this event is called "Jupiter's Great Confrontation" in science.
Jupiter will be at perihelion on January 19, 2023.
The last time such conflict took place on September 20, 2010.
After the event on September 26, it will be possible to observe the closest approach on October 1, 2034.
Jupiter will be visible in Baku on September 26 from 19:19 to September 27 at 05:54.
Its observation was possible from 7:19 p.m., after rising 7° above the horizon in the east.
At 12:36 a.m. on September 27, Jupiter will reach its highest point in the sky.
Jupiter will no longer be visible when it is below 7° on the western horizon around 05:54.