Jupiter and Saturn To Form a Rare "Double Planet" In the Sky Tonight


PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES

PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES

Will you try to catch this?

As 2020 comes to a close, a once-in-a-lifetime sight will be up the night sky. 

It's called the "Great Conjunction" (the moment when Jupiter and Saturn appear close together,) they'll appear as a brilliantly bright "double planet."

It will happen on December 21, which also marks the Winter Solstice. 

This is the first Jupiter-Saturn conjunction since 2000, but the first time in nearly 800 years the planets have been this close. 

According to Chicago's Adler Planetarium, they'll be "a tenth of a degree apart." 

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