On December 21, humans can see something that has not been seen in nearly 800 years.
That’s right, during the coming winter season, Jupiter and Saturn, known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem”, will be ready to form.
The two planets have (relatively) not been seen together since the Middle Ages near the Earth’s equator.
Patrick Hartigan, an astronomer at Rice University, said, “There is very little resemblance between these two planets once every 20 years, but this combination is rare because of how close the planets are to each other.” Forbes told. “Before the morning of March 4, 1226, you have to go back to see a close connection between these things visible in the night sky.”
Stargazers in the northern golisfire must turn their heads and binoculars to the southwest of the sky about 45 minutes after sunset to correctly see the planet on December 21. However, he can reportedly be seen all week.
A galaxy of this size won’t return until 2080, Forbes said.