The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn - 2020


 On December 21, the Winter Solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer together in our night sky than they have been since 1226  CE.

Shazam!

Let the viewing begin - of this dazzling, dancing double vision...

Watch these gas goliaths draw ever closer each night until then...

Look to the lower southwest sky within 45 minutes of sunset.  

Some may experience better viewing at twilight.  Grab your binoculars or scope.  You might even see some moons of Jupiter and Saturn.


(What's up on December night sky - NASA/JPL video)

The Christmas Star?

Some believe that the biblical tale of the Star of Bethlehem could have been a planetary conjunction.  But around 2000 years ago, Venus and Jupiter were the closest.  

So we have a different conjunction this time, but maybe the wise men did see a planetary conjunction, and that truly would have been a sight to behold...


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