Everyone had been waiting for this ‘great’ day to come. Well, we are calling it a ‘great’ day only because of one reason that is the ‘Great Conjunction.’
— Damian Peach (@peachastro) December 21, 2020
This ‘great conjunction’ was previously seen in 1623 and now it’s happening in the year 2020, isn’t that great? The next observation can be done somewhere around March 2080.
Today, these planets will have a distance of around 735 million km between them.
Jupiter and Saturn are exceptionally close to one another the next two nights in the southwestern sky after sunset. Jupiter is very bright, but you have a short window of time to look after it gets dark and before they set.
Here is my picture of them last night. pic.twitter.com/GZrTUy2c9a
— JRehling (@JRehling) December 20, 2020
According to some websites, the ‘great conjunction’ is happening after around 400 years, while others say it’s been almost 800 years. However, this is a caveat for those living in temperate latitudes, such as New York, Paris, or Tokyo. Due to temperature latitude, the two planets are not visible because of their close proximity to the sun and low altitude above the horizon.
— Jon Ward (@jrw99uk) December 20, 2020
This ‘Great Conjunction’ can be spotted across India and will be visible after sunset, specifically between 6:30-7:30 PM.
Skywatchers, you’re in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat! Jupiter & Saturn are doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction on Dec 21, just after sunset. Find out:
🤩 When and where to look up
📷 How to photograph the conjunction
— NASA (@NASA) December 20, 2020
The Great Conjuction is happening on the Northern Hemisphere pic.twitter.com/WzsN9Wr1qX
— Valeria 𖤐⚛︎:ﾟ:.｡..₿:･∞︎︎･*ˢᵗᵃʳˢᵉᵉᵈ (@QuantumSoulmike) December 20, 2020
If you want to truly witness the astonishing event you should use a telescope or a pair of binoculars. However, you can also have a view of the same with the naked eyes.
THE AGE OF AQUARIUS: The great conjuction of Jupiter and Saturn Monday will be in the sign of Aquarius for the first time in 400 years. A good thing? Maybe! Aquarius is the sign of innovation, technology, and revolution. This is also happening on the Winter Solstice. Hmmm. 🤔🙂 pic.twitter.com/ZryB6lRrEp
— Tony Pann (@TonyPannWBAL) December 20, 2020
The Great Conjuction 💫 pic.twitter.com/4aW2gkMlqm
— Lex Lightly (@LexLightly) December 20, 2020