Saturn and Jupiter to get extremely close
the sun every 13 years while Saturn takes 30 years. So, in a few decades, Jupiter laps Saturn. This creates a conjunction on the sky.Â
On the evening of winter solstice, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear extremely close to each other. The event is known as the great conjunction and the planets will almost look like a double planet in the night sky. It is known as the planetary alignment of Jupiter and Saturn and is extremely special and rare. This sight itself has not been seen in about 800 years. This situation is abnormal because Jupiter orbits the sun every 13 years while Saturn takes 30 years. So, in a few decades, Jupiter laps Saturn. This creates a conjunction on the sky.
However, not all these conjunctions are the same, on December 21st, the two planets will be the closest they were since 1623. That is the closest they have ever been since really old times. No one exactly knows how they will exactly look since it has been 800 years since this has last happen. If the sky is clear, you will be able to see the great conjunction after the sun sets in your area.
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They will not be twinkling at all and Jupiter appears brighter than any star in the Sky. Before the event itself happens, you should be able to look at both the planets getting much closer together. This event is known as the biggest conjunction and the next time it happens will be on 2080. If you are unaware, the next time we will experience an event like this will be in the year 2400. So, it is not something that you should miss out on. Saturn and Jupiter getting extremely close is something which is extremely rare and unique and not a lot of people will be able to ever witness the two planets getting so close together.
Most people will not be able to see the spectacle as the planets will not be visible due to the visibility of the skies. However, if you are lucky enough to see them, it will be a sight to behold for ages to come. So, we recommend that you at least try looking at the sky that day.