The Great conjunction will happen on December 21st, 2020, the appearance of Jupiter and Saturn close together is happening about every 20 years. The degree of separation is always different and this year both planets will appear nearly as one in the sky. Last time it was this close was in the year 1623. Back then the position was so close to the sun, probably no one was able to see it. Last time before that? In 1226. What a rare sight. Better be well prepared!
I headed out this week to scout suitable locations and to take some test shots as the planets are closing in on each other every day. Also, the crescent Moon was nearby, so I hoped to catch all three in one photo.
A wonderful day, about -12C, snowy roads and almost perfectly clear skies…. Well, almost. Can you see that small band of clouds above the horizon.? This is where the Moon was ‘hiding’.