Video courtesy of Slooh. Go to Slooh.com to take your own photos from this live event and interact with our hosts and guests and to personally control the Slooh telescopes.
Jupiter and Saturn will shine together in a winter solstice “Great Conjunction” of 2020 in what many are like an early “Christmas Star” tonight (December 21) and you can watch it online here, courtesy of the online observer Slooh.
The two planets will appear side by side in the night sky approximately every 20 years, but there are correlations in 2020, on December 21, being the closest of which appeared since 1623. Even in this pair, the conjunction was not visible towards much of the Earth. You have to go back 800 years ago, when the last sight was visible all over the world.
to 14:00 EST (1900 GMT) today, Slooh will provide a live webcast of the two planets, as seen from remotely operated observatory telescopes in the Canary Islands. Give yourself this rare view!
The Great Conjunction 2020: NASA tips to see Jupiter and Saturn as a Christmas star
Join our Great Conjunction Star Live party on Monday, December 21, starting at 2:00 PM EST.
Other time zones: 11 AM PST ¦ 19: 00UTC ¦ 12:30 AM IST
Every 19.6 years, we enjoy a celestial event known as the Great Conjunction – when the two most powerful planets Jupiter and Saturn meet in the sky. This is the first to appear since the launch of Slooh in 2003 – so what better way to celebrate this rare event than with a Slooh Live Star party!
We will have live streams from the Canary Islands Observatory and a few other locations, as Jupiter and Saturn are separated by only 0.1 ° as they begin to settle.
The great conjunction coincides with the December solstice.
Members will be able to join a Zoom Star Party to interact directly with the Slooh team and other members as we watch live image streams and discuss the event! Details on how to join are at slooh.com
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