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‘Christmas Star’ will light up tonight’s sky,
as Winter officially begins on today’s solstice!

This event is called a "great conjunction." These occur every 20 years this century as the orbits of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn periodically align making these two outer planets appear close together in our nighttime sky.
Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction tonight
Yelm weather set to clear by nightfall, look in southwest sky
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NBC News: ‘Christmas Star,’ not seen in 800 years, will light up on longest night of the year

The Weather Channel: Winter Solstice Rings in Planetary Treat World Hasn’t Seen Since Middle Ages – Be sure to look up on Dec. 21. Jupiter and Saturn will look like a double planet – something that hasn’t happened since 1226.

– WINTER begins Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2:02am PST
“It is the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, where it is the shortest day of the year.
“In the Southern Hemisphere, it is the summer solstice and the longest day of the year.
“December Solstice in Yelm, Washington, U.S.A. is on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2:02am PST,” quoting TimeandDate.com.
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Posted by Steve on December 21, 2020 at 12:30 am | Permalink

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  1. Loved the info on the conjunction with the great Websites to get lost in. Thanks for doing all of the research for the best info, Steve. I just love your blog.

    Comment by marcia keilee on December 21, 2020 at 6:41 pm

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