On a winter solstice night, a rare cosmic event a Planetary connection It happened because the two largest planets in our solar system passed over each other.
During this merger, also known as the “Christmas Star”, Jupiter and Saturn appeared to shine together as a bright dual planet for a few brief moments, when in fact both planets were 400 million miles away.
Stargazers, astronomers and photographers used their best cameras and binoculars to document the spectacular event. The Desert News Captured several photos from the western desert of Utah This gallery.
Here are some other pictures (via ScienceAlert.com):
Tom Keerin, A writer and retired meteorologist, posted This is a beautiful picture Jupiter, Saturn and Jupiter are the four largest moons on his Twitter account. According to Keer, this photo was taken by Emperor Sajal in Melbourne, Australia:
Great link. Jupiter and its 4 largest moons (550 million miles away) and Saturn (1 billion miles away). Telescope film Sajal Chakraborty from Melbourne, Australia pic.twitter.com/q5971CTD4A
– Tom Keerin (omTomKierein) December 22, 2020