Tuesday 22 December 2020

Jupiter Saturn Conjunction 2020

On 21st December 2020, people on Earth witnessed the great conjunction of the two biggest planets in our Solar System Jupiter and Saturn. Though they are separated by a greater distance, as seen from the Earth they appeared closer to each other.

Every 20 years, these two giants appear in the same line of sight but this year's conjunction was the closest since the year 1623! The next closest approach (technically not closest but in the same line of sight) occurs in the year 2080.

I wanted to capture this moment in my DSLR Canon 1300D with 250mm lens. This is all I could get with the available lens. Jupiter is in the left and Saturn in the right. If you zoom in on Saturn, you can make out the shape of its rings.

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