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Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

12/08/2020 1:23 PM

December 21 see both Jupiter and Saturn without having to move your telescope. This is as close they have been in 800 years.

On December 21, Jupiter and Saturn will have a "Great Conjunction" in Earth's night sky. The two planets will appear so close together that they'll almost look like one object.

https://astronomy.com/news/sky-events/2020/12/jupiter-and-saturn-will-form-rare-christmas-star-on-winter-solstice

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Re: Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

12/08/2020 9:51 PM

Hopefully this "Christmas star" will be a good omen for the following year! We could certainly use one about now.

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12/08/2020 11:52 PM

I didn't know a star was a planet

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Re: Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

12/09/2020 8:04 AM

To bad they will be low in the southwestern sky. You will need an unobstructive view of the southwestern horizon.

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12/09/2020 2:04 PM

I'm looking forward to the cleaner skies and better view angle at the southern end of the orb.

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Re: Jupiter Saturn Conjunction

12/11/2020 4:52 AM

<...southwestern horizon...>

The direction depends where on this globe one is making the observation.

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