A unique celestial event occurred on Monday night. A unique conjunction of two planets Jupiter and Saturn was seen in the sky.
Both the planets aligned in such a way that they were only 0.1 degrees apart. This was a rare and unique event that will occur again foreseeably in 2080.
The incredible conjunction was seen all over the world, including Pakistan. Previously they were seen together so close to each other on July 16, 1623. At that time i.e. 397 years ago, they were at a distance of 5 arc minutes.
Before that, the two planets Jupiter and Saturn were seen this close together in medieval times, in 1226.
People around the world witnessed the alignment. They shared the photos on social media as Jupiter and Saturn remained a top trend on Twitter.
Jupiter-Saturn🪐 Great Conjunction.. ‘Christmas Star’.
The great space event 😍 Capture in NOKIA 7.2 😊 @NokiaMobile @NokiamobileIN#GreatConjunction2020 #jupitersaturnconjunction pic.twitter.com/DzPScRJoGF
— RAJAT PATEL (@RAJAT_PATEL_13) December 21, 2020
— Lizzy (@Lizzy72850775) December 22, 2020
— Mujahid Pasha (@mujahid96327777) December 22, 2020
Jupiter : Hey! Lets meet up today
Saturn : Yeah.. it's been 400 years
— Geetika (@geetika711) December 21, 2020
— Gabe Traffic (@GabeTraffic) December 22, 2020