15 Amazing Pictures of the Great Conjunction you Should not Miss

15 Amazing Pictures of the Great Conjunction you Should not Miss
The last time Saturn and Jupiter came as close was in 1623,

As Saturn and Jupiter came together in the great conjunction, photographers took to the social media with stunning images, here are our 15 of our favourites

Ananya Gupta
December 28 , 2020
16 Min Read

The winter solstice is already considered to be a magical, mystical affair. This year, it was made even more magical with a rare ‘Christmas Star’ event. For stargazers, an opportunity sprung up after 800 long years - the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.

On Monday evening, Jupiter and Saturn’s proximity to each other from Earth was record-breaking. They were only 0.1 degrees apart in the sky. Though telescopes can capture the planet duo, to the naked eye, both the planets appeared like a single bright star in the sky. An event also called the Christmas Star.

Read: India's Best Meteor Showers of 2020 

Making use of this great opportunity, photographers from around the world took to social media to share their pictures of the great conjunction Here are some of our favorites. 

South Carolina

 

 
 
 
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A post shared by Ed Piotrowski (@edpiotrowskiwpde)

Mount Wilson, California

 
 
 
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A post shared by Curt Morgan (@curtismorgan)

Spicheren, Lorraine/France

 
 
 
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A post shared by Dr. Sebastian Voltmer (@sebastianvoltmer)

 

 
 
 
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A post shared by Dr. Sebastian Voltmer (@sebastianvoltmer)

Tenmile Range, Colorado

 
 
 
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A post shared by Alex mcgregor (@chasing.luminance)

Read: The Five Best Observatories in the World

NASA, Instagram/Washington

 
 
 
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A post shared by NASA (@nasa)

Sicily, Italy 

 
 
 
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A post shared by Salvatore Cerruto (@salvatore_cerruto)

Pasadena City Hall, California

 
 
 
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A post shared by Oshin Zak Photography (@oshindzakarian)

 

Colorado Springs

 
 
 
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A post shared by Lars Leber Photography (@larsleberphotography) 

Los Angeles

 
 
 
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A post shared by BBC News (@bbcnews)

Read: Stargazing in the Hills

South Korea

 
 
 
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A post shared by BBC News (@bbcnews)

Tuscon, Arizona

 
 
 
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A post shared by Good Astronomy (@goodastronomy)

Denver

 
 
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A post shared by Andrew Lovato (@alovato73)

Snowmass Village, Colorado

 
 
 
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A post shared by Ann Driggers (@anndriggers)

Geelong, Victoria

 
 
 
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A post shared by Jason “PDog” Photography (@jsn_pdog)

Murdoch University, Australia

 
 
 
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A post shared by S T U M C K A Y (@stumckay)

 


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