A conjunction occurs when planets appear close to one another in the sky because line up with Earth’s respective orbits.
Its been nearly 800 years since the two cosmic gas giants came closer to each other in our solar system, the last time it happened was 1623. It went again tipping its imaginary hat on Dec 21st 2020 that perfectly coincide with the winter solstice due to which it got its nick name – “Christmas Star”
For those who missed this or wasn’t able to watch from their own backyard (like me) due to bad weather, here are the links to the live casts by various sources! Enjoy!
The live webcast below is provided by the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California:
Here’s NASA’s clip: