December 21's Winter Solstice will have Jupiter and Saturn so close that they will look like one giant star and if you miss it, it won't happen again until 2080.

If stargazing is a hobby of yours, you are not going to want to miss this year's Winter Solstice because it is a once in a lifetime event.

According to MLive, Jupiter and Saturn have a conjunction every 20 years. What makes 2020 so special is Jupiter and Saturn will appear like they are right next to each other when in reality the planets are hundreds of millions of miles a part.

For those using a telescope this will come very clear but for those who know their planets and have a keen eye, will also be able to see what will appear as one giant bright star with Jupiter and Saturn so close to one another, at least according to our eyes.

MLive gathered information from an observatory in Perth Australia that said,

the last time the two planets were this close was on the 16th of July 1623 while Galileo Galilei the father of observation astronomy was still alive.

Those living further north of Grand Rapids where there are less city skylines will have a fantastic chance at observing this Winter Solstice especially if the sky is clear.

To go back even further, the last time you could see Jupiter and Saturn this close was in the time of Game of Thrones but actually real medieval times in 1226. Somebody grab me a turkey leg, now that is a long time ago.

If you miss this conjunction during the 2020 Winter Solstice, you more than likely won't be around to see the next one. That is just how rare this occurrence is.
Some are calling this the conjunction the Christmas Star. So gather your family together, perhaps grab a telescope and hunker down December 21 for the most amazing Winter Solstice of your lifetime.

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