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How to watch the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn today

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is happening today and here you will get the gist. According to NASA, you don’t need any special equipment to watch it happen. You see this is a once in a lifetime event as Jupiter and Saturn only nearly pass each other once every twenty years.

watch the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn today
watch the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn today

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) says that it’s been nearly four hundred years (400) since the planets passed each other this close and another eight hundred years (800) years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter occurred at night instead of daytime.

How to Watch The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn van be watched from your balcony or terrace without the need for any special equipment. The planets will be visible in the early evening and you will get to see them for about two hours. You can use a camera or a phone to video the event.

If you are going to video the event with your camera you may need to use a tripod to hold your device steady. If you don’t you may support your device on a wall or car for longer exposure. As you can’t possibly hold your camera for two hours.

Jupiter and Saturn have been coming closer slowly and it has been tracked by stargazers. An amazing fact is that these the closest both planets have been since 1623 which is thirteen (13) years after Galileo built his first telescope. Therefore discovering four new stars orbiting Jupiter. The father of modern science described and observed the moon of Jupiter and made other discoveries.

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