Jupiter and Saturn Embrace in Solstice Conjunction

Jupiter and Saturn squeeze closer and closer together each night as they approach their Great Conjunction on December 21st. On December 14th, when this photo was taken, they were 0.75° apart. Bob King

While we’re all trying our best to keep our distance from one another during the current pandemic, Jupiter and Saturn are defiantly doing exactly the opposite. Since September they’ve been drawing closer and closer as they inch toward their Great Conjunction on Monday, December 21st. That night the gas giants will shine shoulder to shoulder just 0.1° apart (1/5th the apparent diameter of the full Moon) in