Hey, my friends.
Need a break from all the drama. Go out and look to your southern sky (from the northern hemisphere).
The two largest planets in our solar system are rapidly approaching their first conjunction since 2000 and their closest conjunction since 1623.
Conjunction is an astronomical term for two objects appearing close together in the sky when viewed from Earth.
All summer, Saturn has appeared to chase Jupiter across the sky each night. On December 21, the Winter Solstice, the heavenly bodies will appear just 0.1 degrees apart. That’s 1/5th diameter of a full moon.
Here they are tonight zoomed all the way with my phone camera. This image was with a three second exposure.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!