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Watch for the Christmas Star!

Saturn/Jupiter convergence progression

You may have heard that this year a Christmas Star will be visible. Christmas Star as in the conjunction (appearing together) of plants Jupiter and Saturn. The rare star effect will be most pronounced on Monday evening, December 21st. You need to go outside at dusk and look low to the southwest (at about 2300 for you compass-oriented folks). You can’t miss Jupiter; it’s bright. Saturn will be just to the left and a little above Jupiter. Make sure you have a clear view to the horizon; the “star” will be low elevation.

Check the weather for when it will be clear (). If you haven’t been tracking Jupiter/Saturn for the last few nights or months, go out this evening to see where they are so you’ll be correctly oriented on Monday night. Bring the kids out too!

Tonight will be clear. If you haven’t been tracking Jupiter/Saturn for the last few nights or months, go out this evening to see where they are so you’ll be correctly oriented on Monday night. Bring the kids out too!

More information here: https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/planets/great-conjunction.