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Great Conjunction #8096685 12/20/20 04:14 PM
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On Monday night, Saturn and Jupiter will pass within 0.1 degrees of each other in our night sky creating a visual effect of a single "Christmas star". Here's a good article showing exactly how rare this is (Christmas Star). It's also cool that this is likely the same event that the magi saw causing them to journey to find Jesus. It looks like it's going to be cloudy down here in south Texas, but you guys up north should definitely step outside and check it out. It will be in the southwestern sky from sunset to 7:30pm. Here's a picture I took last night from my rooftop in the middle of San Antonio. You can actually see Jupiter's moons just to the upper left of it.

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Re: Great Conjunction [Re: TX TCAT] #8096781 12/20/20 06:06 PM
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Neat picture, we have had clouds the last 3 nights but tonight looks to be clear. I will be out looking for sure.

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Awesome
Will check it out
Thanks for sharing

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Saturn isn't as near as bright here, too much light pollution. here it looks like a bright planet with a dim spec above it.
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Nice

Re: Great Conjunction [Re: TX TCAT] #8097169 12/20/20 11:15 PM
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We are going to try and see it. Here is another article I found on it. Once every 800 yrs is truly a once in a life time opportunity
https://people.com/human-interest/christmas-star-2020-how-to-watch/




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Originally Posted by Kill Box ALPHA
We are going to try and see it. Here is another article I found on it. Once every 800 yrs is truly a once in a life time opportunity
https://people.com/human-interest/christmas-star-2020-how-to-watch/


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Yep, Christmas star.

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If you have a high power spotting scope on a tripod, you may be able to see Saturn's rings and you'll definitely be able to see Jupiter's moons.

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