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How To Witness Astronomy’s Once-In-A-Lifetime Planetary Alignment On December 21

All throughout the year, two bright lights have stood out in the post-sunset skies. Jupiter, our largest planet, is unmistakably bright in the south/southwest. Nearby, slower-moving, yellower Saturn joins it, just a few degrees away. On December 21, both worlds approach the same skyward position. As Earth overtakes the outer planets, their relative positions shift.…

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How To Witness Astronomy’s Once-In-A-Lifetime Planetary Alignment On December 21

All throughout the year, two bright lights have stood out in the post-sunset skies. Jupiter, our largest planet, is unmistakably bright in the south/southwest. Nearby, slower-moving, yellower Saturn joins it, just a few degrees away. On December 21, both worlds approach the same skyward position. As Earth overtakes the outer planets, their relative positions shift.…
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