Look up! The planets Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will clump together tonight in the southwestern sky just after sunset.
From Jan. 9-12, Jupiter and Saturn will be joined by Mercury in the southwestern sky. The celestial event is known as a "triple conjunction," which means three planets appear to meet each other in the sky for a short period of time.
Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries
Incredible, enchanting shot of Jupiter & Saturn by Umesh Ghule.
On Dec. 21, the date of the winter solstice, gas giants Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky and appear as a single ultra-bright light in a rare event known as the “Christmas Star.”
Skywatchers, you're in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat! Jupiter & Saturn are doing a planetary dance that will result in the Great Conjunction on Dec 21, just after sunset. Find out: 🤩 When and where to look up 📷 How to photograph the conjunction Visit:
What do you get when you cross two gas giants? A cosmic kiss! Jupiter and Saturn will meet in the southwestern sky after sunset on December 21. The two planets haven’t appeared to be this close since 1623. Photo: Pete Lawrence
What's up in the March sky? 🔭A planetary grouping of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn 🐶⭐ Sirius (aka the Dog Star) 🌙 Venus, the crescent Moon and the Pleiades To see all of this and more, find out when to look up:
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