‘Great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn will form a ‘Christmas Star’ on the winter solstice

Video: ‘Great conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn is closest since 1623
Get ready for the ‘Great Conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn

On Dec. 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will appear just one-tenth of a degree apart, or about the thickness of a dime held at arm’s length, according to NASA.  (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This sky map shows Jupiter and Saturn one week before the “great conjunction.”  (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

During the “great conjunction,” Jupiter and Saturn (and some of their moons) will be close enough in the sky that skywatchers using binoculars or a telescope can see them together in the same field of view.  (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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