‘The great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn

‘The great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn

A rare celestial event is making the Christmas season even more unusual as what’s been dubbed the “Christmas star”.

According to many observers it is set to appear over Canada on Monday evening, brighter than it’s been in nearly eight centuries.

It’s not really a star at all — it’s a convergence of Jupiter and Saturn — but because of their close proximity, they will appear to the naked eye to be one bright star.

For the last few weeks, the two planets have appeared nearer and nearer in the night sky and will be at their closest on December 21, appearing above the southwest horizon shortly after sunset.

 

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