Two gaseous planets, Jupiter and Saturn, were found flirting in the night sky for the first time in nearly 400 years on Monday allowing sky gazers exceptional views of the planets.
The two biggest planets in our solar system appeared closer to one another in 367 (1623) years on Monday. This phenomenon is one of a kind as it last happened during Galileo’s time in the 17th century.
And of course, the world was excited; and took some amazing pictures of the same. Have a look:
The two planets had been inching closer to each other for the past few months and were closet on January 21. Now the planets will drift apart to only conjunct after some another 400 years.
While many people have already got to witness the phenomenon, the event will be at its peak in India on December 21.
On 21st, Jupiter and Saturn will be separated by just “0.1 degrees or about one-fifth the apparent width of the Moon.” So make sure you don’t miss the chance to take a glimpse.
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