Yesterday was the historical day when the world witnessed a rare celestial phenomenon. People across the globe saw the ‘Great Conjunction’ of the two biggest planets in our solar system Jupiter and Saturn. Also known as ‘Christmas Star’, the celestial event made both the planets appear as one bright star in the night sky.
Look out at the night sky 👀 Seeing double? Don't worry, you're not alone!
For the 1st time in 800 yrs, Jupiter & Saturn will be so visibly close, they'll form a double planet! 🪐🔭
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) December 21, 2020
And everyone was able to sight the brightest star with their naked eyes. However, if you missed this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity then fret not. Several space lovers captured the rare moment and shared it on Twitter.
Take a look at some of the breathtaking images here:
— Larry Rodriguez (@larrydtv) December 22, 2020
— Cris Charbonneau (@crischarb) December 21, 2020
That's Jupiter center-left and Saturn upper right. Best I could do with a camera on a tripod. With the naked eye through the telescope, you could clearly see Saturn's rings & the moons of Jupiter. All 0.1 degree apart in the same view! #ChristmasStar pic.twitter.com/0RiveZmlMH
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) December 21, 2020
— Sharon Taves (@size5Choos) December 22, 2020
— Morgan the meh (@takingasadnap) December 22, 2020
— Scott Perkins (@scp6887) December 22, 2020
#GreatConjunction of #Saturn and #Jupiter. Clicked with Skywatcher's dobsonian 8 inch telescope and canon 600D with 2X achromatic barlow lens #GreatConjunction2020 #SkyWatcher #surreal #ChristmasStar @veenapisekar pic.twitter.com/dmGP84KlCK
— Apoorvraut (@Apoorvraut1) December 22, 2020
— ♡ Marly🇺🇸💙 (@Marly_USA) December 22, 2020
— Joe Bonsall (@joebonsall) December 22, 2020
— Chris (@syncen) December 22, 2020
— The Glam Knockout ♥ (@TheGlamKnockout) December 22, 2020
— Robert Green (@robertgreen500) December 22, 2020
— TIMA B (@chitimasb) December 22, 2020
— htfcmcghee (@htfcmcghee) December 21, 2020
— SALLAM HAMZA (@SallamHamza7) December 21, 2020
— Steve Mund (@interocitor) December 22, 2020
— Paul Macklin (@MathCancer) December 22, 2020
Watching the two gas balls form a double planet is a feast for the eyes. What say?