Wooing videos of the worldwide anticipated “Christmas Star” on Sunday and Monday.
Astronomical phenomena were first described in 1623 as a “great combination”.
This year, celestial alignment will be visible in the night sky for several days.
In the videos in the US, India, Pakistan and Ireland, a bright white circle, which is Jupiter, can be seen in close connection to a flat, orange-colored disc shape, which is Saturn in the night sky.
This is the first time Jupiter and Saturn have come close to each other in nearly 400 years according to NASA.
Although Jupiter and Saturn regularly pass each other and align once every 20 years, it has been nearly 800 years since the alignment occurs at night, allowing almost all people around the world to observe the event Can, NASA said.
Freeze image of Jupiter and Saturn at the “Great Conjunction” in Dublin, Ireland. (Gary Stevenson via narrative)
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“Jupiter and Saturn are settling in the sky as the 10th of a degree, which is so close that if you extend your pinky to arm’s length, you cover both planets very easily with your pinky will do.” Said Henry Throop, an astronomer at NASA.
According to NASA, the planets will be visible to the naked eye when directed southwest after sunset. On Monday, they would appear so close that a pink finger at arm’s length would cover both planets in the sky, NASA said.
Stargazers can see the “Christmas Star” on the evening of December 21 on the same day as the winter solstice, which occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has a maximum tilt from the Sun.
Storyful and Stephanie Weaver contributed to this report.