Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction!

Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction!

     2020 is definitely not one of the best years. But even though it’s only been a streak of bad luck, there may be something pretty cool to see this year. This December 21st, Jupiter and Saturn will align in the sky. This conjunction usually occurs every 20 years but will be the closest since 1632. To make it even better, the two planets will be the closest observable since 1226, way back in the Middle Ages. This is probably the only chance you’ll have in your lifetime; the next time this conjunction will occur will be in 2080!

     To see this, you don’t need to have a high-tech telescope. You’ll be able to spot the two planets with the naked eye. If you really wanted to, you could use strong binoculars or a simple telescope to see the two closer. The best time to go out and view them will be just after sunset, facing southwest. The two planets will appear brighter than the surrounding stars.

     Enjoy!