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:— NASA (@NASA) December 20, 2020
🤩 When and where to look up
📷 How to photograph the conjunction
Visit: https://t.co/SdQSLex2Ex pic.twitter.com/DkaB5XyO9B
Known as the 'great conjunction', it is also called the 'Christmas Star' or the 'Star of Bethlehem' because the planets look like one bright star which appeared in the eastern sky during Christ's birth.
What's so special about this phenomena? Well, this rare sighting will not occur again until 2080.
Needless to say, people across the world were looking forward to the "great conjunction" and it was a delight to watch indeed. Some even shared pictures and videos on social media. Check it out.
🪐 Saturn and Jupiter in a Great conjunction:— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) December 21, 2020
The last time when such a close conjunction visible was in 1623 and the next will be in 2080
Video📸:Indian Institute of Astrophysics pic.twitter.com/UEgWd0U984
Saturn and Jupiter every 400 years , if you zoom in you can see rings pf saturn.— Mit (@drmjp93) December 21, 2020
visible upto 7:30 in India.
Ignore the noise.
Clicked on SE pic.twitter.com/MvR4p0HuHq
Great Conjunction. Jupiter and it's 4 largest moons (550 million miles away) and Saturn (1 billion miles away). Telescope image from Melbourne, Australia by Sajal Chakravorty pic.twitter.com/q5971CTD4A— Tom Kierein (@TomKierein) December 22, 2020
Jupiter and Saturn conjunction seen in night sky. They aligned to create a "Christmas Star" this event is seen in nearly 800 years. #jupitersaturnconjunction #JupiterandSaturn #jupitersaturnconjunction2020 #astronomy #India #ChristmasStar pic.twitter.com/a5X88sL3cS— Amit*S Lokhande (@AmitSLokhande2) December 21, 2020
The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, Dec. 21, taken with my Canon EOS, 1000D, mated to my Celestron Nexstar Evolution 6, 6 inch reflector telescope. If you can, and have clear skies, watch this celestial phenomena today after sunset and up till New Years pic.twitter.com/l8Da08Zajn— Hani Bathish (@hanibathish) December 22, 2020
Shot of the Great Conjunction, Jupiter and Saturn. With moons! (I love moons ❤) pic.twitter.com/fWA8aMKo5A— Kevin M. Gill (@kevinmgill) December 22, 2020
To the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter. There is also the 40% waxing Cold Moon illuminated by earthshine. 🌘 pic.twitter.com/OuVlTbJTpu— Astronautics & Space Science.(ASS) (@AeronauticsAnd) December 22, 2020
The "Great Conjunctuon" Saturn and Jupiter coming together so closely they appeared as a single object to the naked eye in an ultra-rare event that happens just once every 20 years. And making the event even more special, this year was the closest conjunction since 1623 pic.twitter.com/oe0Fbv1xVG— Darlington Ubek 🇿🇦🇳🇬 (@darlingtonubek) December 22, 2020
The great conjunction of planets Jupiter and Saturn 😲😲😲— drmanoj (@drmanojpgi) December 22, 2020
This event will not occur again until 2080
📷: Sai Zamora/ The Science Page pic.twitter.com/rb8Vm2TeyG
Jupiter and Saturn above it as seen today evening after Sunset at Tripunithura, Kochi, India around 7 pm. Clicked by using mobile camera. Tomorrow is the great conjunction pic.twitter.com/S0mG3xoPMp— G.Visakh Varma (@VvmVarma) December 20, 2020
What a shot taken from Melbourne Australia 🔭🪐 pic.twitter.com/HFPryhHS7X— rebecca hill (@beccidee17) December 21, 2020
OK, I think that's the best I can do. To get a better picture, I'll need a better camera (and definitely a bigger zoom, possible less light pollution in my city too).#jupitersaturnconjunction #Jupiter #Saturn pic.twitter.com/zCSV49OiSg— David Billa (@akaDavidBilla) December 22, 2020
@EdPiotrowski ‘s photo of the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn through his telescope. 4 of Jupiter's moons were visible: Europa, Ganymede, Io & Callisto. Saturn's Titan moon also visible. Stacked images for more clarity and color, Nexstar Celestron 6SE w/ Nikon D750. ❤️🌟 pic.twitter.com/80TGSSk5mx— Karen Jensen-Clark (@KJensenClark) December 22, 2020
Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction.— 🌻 (@AidaCollette) December 22, 2020
Auto-correct nearly makes me tweet "Jupiter and Saturn conjuntivitis......" pic.twitter.com/llsmAWT5tk
I had such a nice view of Saturn and jupiter from my window 😌❤ pic.twitter.com/pZ4JjwQvtp— Jolly Grandpa (@HoneyPlagued) December 22, 2020
My dad's friend took some pics of Saturn and Jupiter 🥺 pic.twitter.com/8FdZEPBUX3— jo¹²⁷♡sf9 -Αρε #Χρηστάκη (@lov4hwi) December 22, 2020
The "GREAT CONJUNCTION" of Jupiter and Saturn on Dec 21, 2020 🪐♥️✨ pic.twitter.com/d6PdbomOqz— 𝙿𝚛𝚎𝚝𝚣𝚎𝚕🥨 (@MsGabBee) December 22, 2020
What a sight!