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The Great Conjunction creating a 'once in a lifetime' view Monday evening

Saturn/Jupiter conjunction to occur at the winter solstice
Posted at 5:01 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 20:36:42-05

PHOENIX — If you look up into the sky Monday evening, you'll be able to see something that hasn't been visible in 800 years.

It's called the Great Conjunction. That's when Jupiter and Saturn get really close together. As long as you're looking to the southwest, find a spot where there aren't any buildings in your view, and you'll be able to see it.


"Toward the southwest, it will be the brightest thing over there," said Kevin Schindler, a historian at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff. "That will be Jupiter and Saturn will be really closer to it. So just two bright points in the sky, but how close they'll be is pretty neat."

Lowell Observatory is live streaming Monday's event. For more information, click here.

“We’ve had a tough year as a country, as a world and to be able to step outside and look up and connect with the universe and get away from the craziness and remind ourselves of the universe around us and the vastness of space, I think from that point of view the timing couldn’t be better,” Schindler said.