The Great Conjunction of 2020

The Great Conjunction of 2020

A Great Conjunction is when the planets Jupiter and Saturn, the solar system’s two largest, conjunct (or come closer/intersect) with each other from our point of view (they are still many million miles away from each other). When this happens, the two planets dazzle as a very bright object in the night sky. This event happens every 20 years or so, but this time it is special as both the planets haven’t been more closer since the time of Galileo (1623 to be precise).

To the usual observer, they might look like specs of light in the night sky, but for those who crave and appreciate the grandiosity of the universe, it is much more than that – it’s a symbolic event – a great dance of the giants of our solar system.

This event has been observed in the past by countless humans that came and went. In fact, there’s evidence that the “Star of Bethlehem”, or the star that was seen when Jesus Christ was born as per Christian culture, was a Great Conjunction event.

This image is a blend of multiple shots from two different cameras, the Poco F1 for the overall scene and the Canon EOS 1200D for the shot of the conjunction.

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