Watch the 'Great' Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn Live
On the day of the Solstice, December 21st, an astronomical event hundreds of years in the making will take center stage as Jupiter and Saturn cozy up in an epic conjunction. At their closest, the visual separation between these two planetary favorites will be about 6 arc minutes, which is one-fifth the size of the full moon.
To celebrate this more than once-in-a-lifetime event, Explore Scientific's Explore Alliance and the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada are co-hosting a special Global Star Party that will include live images of the conjunction and appearances by comet discoverer David Levy, Astronomy Magazine's Editor in Chief David Eicher, and world renowned astrophotographer, Jack Newton. They will be joined by iconic astronomers and astrophotographers from locations around the world, who will share their insights on the event and other astronomical topics.
The free live broadcast will be broadcast live in intervals throughout the day on Dec. 21, 2020, and will be simulcast on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Twitter. For a complete schedule for the live broadcast, please visit explorescientific.com/live.
For those who would like to plan their own watch party or discover more about this long-anticipated planetary pairing, please download a free complete guide to watch and photograph this celestial spectacle in the Explore Alliance Sky's Up Magazine. This is an astronomical event that humans have not witnessed in hundreds of years, and you don't want to miss it.