At the Winter Solstice,* we saw the planets Jupiter and Saturn form a bright Christmas Star in the sky! It was Jupiter and Saturn’s great conjunction. On that day, December 21st, Jupiter and Saturn lined up so close that they appeared as one bright shining star — the Christmas Star. It was the closest the two planets have appeared in 800 years — perhaps a sign of brighter days to come in 2021.
May the peace and beauty of the Christmas season last throughout the year!
*Monday, December 21st was the first day of winter. It was the winter solstice.
Lucy Valitchka says
What a display of Christmas trees, Donna. If those are yours & Johns, you are very ambitious.
Happy Winter Solstice with the information about Jupiter & Saturn. The clouds prevented us from seeing them.
Donna VanBuecken says
Lucy — that was our 2010 Christmas tree. We had the whole family together.
The clouds never stopped for a glimpse of the great conjunction, but my brother saw them from the cabin — Donna