Jupiter and Saturn

Skywatchers are in for a rare treat as Jupiter and Saturn come so close to each other they will almost look like a single shining planet in the sky.


But the conjunction, which occurs about every 20 years, was so close they would appear almost as one bright planet. The last time that happened was about 400 years ago.

Fortunately for me, Australia was a good place to be looking for it, and even better the sky was clear when I heard the news and ran out with my phone.

It isn’t a good shot and may have been better after reading the post by Jez Braithwaite, but the title makes use of Becky’s ‘UP’ square criteria and it gives you an idea of what we could see with the naked eye. Clouds came in shortly after and the bright lights disappeared.


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