Catch the special cosmic merging of a planet and a stellar star this weekend!
Bandar Seri Begawan – On the early mornings of October 2, 3 and 4, brilliant Venus and the bright star Regulus will appear near one another in the east before sunrise. Venus will appear about a degree above Regulus on October 2, and below Regulus on October 4. The amazing duo should appear in the same field of view in binoculars.
Their conjunction will come on Saturday, October 3, at 7:35 am at which time Venus will pass a close by 0.09 degree south of Regulus. That’s very close encounter! At the moment of the smallest separation, the objects are not visible due to sun glare.
You can catch the spectacular astronomical conjunction at 5 a.m. Saturday, October 03, 2020, when their separation is 0.1° from Brunei Darussalam that won’t happen again for another 8 years (in early October 2028, 2036 and 2044).
[Note: 1 degree is about the width of your little finger held at arm’s length]