Conjunction (astronomy and astrology)

term in astronomy used when two astronomical objects or spacecraft have either the same right ascension or the same ecliptic longitude (close apparent approach)

Conjunction is a word used in astronomy and astrology. It means that, as seen from some place (usually the Earth), two celestial bodies appear near one another in the sky. The event is also sometimes known as an appulse.

Three consecutive days of close conjunction between the Moon and Venus.

The astronomical and astrological symbol of conjunction is ☌(in Unicode x260c) and handwritten: Astronomical conjunction symbol.png

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