On the evening of December 21, the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn could be observed in the sky. It has already been called the "Christmas Star" as this event took place before Catholic Christmas. Last time the planets came so close to each other was 397 years ago.
One large bright "star" could be seen from the Earth. If you look with the naked eye, the distance between the planets will not exceed ten degrees, and the little finger at arm's length will easily cover both planets in the sky. But in fact Jupiter and Saturn are in hundreds of millions of kilometers away from each other.
Note that Jupiter and Saturn converge every 19 years, but this time the planets got the closest since 17th century.
NASA added that the two planets will look spectacular in the night sky over the next few days.
The moment has arrived. Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies tonight and whatever else you are doing, make the attempt to see the extraordinary conjunction of #Jupiter and #Saturn.— Atatürk'ün yolunda (@MKAdaima) December 21, 2020
Recorded by astronomer @deepskydude yesterday.#SpaceForHumanity pic.twitter.com/5xpcqgc6oK
Edited by Valeriya Voloshyna