The Great Conjunction Tonight

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Posted: December 21, 2020 at 7:58 am

Tonight the Great Conjunctions is happening…also know as the Christmas Star.  It’s where Jupiter and Saturn align in the sky.  These conjunctions happen every 20 years, and the last one was in the year 2000..but what’s so special about this one tonight???  According to the National Weather Service:  It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter occurred at night, as it will for 2020, allowing nearly everyone around the world to witness this “great conjunction.”  The next time this super close conjunction will happen again with Jupiter and Saturn???  March 15, 2080.

If you look at the map above, are chances of seeing this event are iffy with clouds in the forecast.  -EK

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn 🪐 occurs tonight about an hour after sunset (~6pm). For many Iowans, the sky…

Posted by US National Weather Service Des Moines Iowa on Monday, December 21, 2020