Say Star of bethlehem 2020!
The world awaited the beautiful sight of The Great Conjunction – the meet up of Jupiter and Saturn on the cloudy sky. It has been the talk of the town for a couple of days, and we believe it was worth the anticipation!
The Conjunction between the giant planets (Saturn and Jupiter conjunction) was the most talked about event of December as it also clashed with Winter Solstice 2020. Scientists and astrology fans were all ready with their binoculars to catch the magnificent display of the two planets but one cameraman successfully caught the most viral picture while filming the New Zealand and Pakistan cricket match!
Winter Solstice, as you know, is the shortest day of the year. And when the Great Conjunction 2020 coincided with Winter Solstice, the day became somewhat celebratory.
After much anticipation, 21st December arrived and we got to witness the miraculous sight! It is being reported that the last time this sight was viewed in the sky, it was almost two decades ago, and the next time we’ll get the fortune of witnessing such a miracle again will be in the year 2080. Here are the five shocking facts about this Christmas Star!
Hence, it was kind of an important moment for all of us. Furthermore, it must be realized that the size of the union is being compared to the union that occurred in the 17th century as it’s humongous and extraordinary!
Do you know what that means? The two planets were so close to one another that they almost collided? The almost-union is being compared to the one that happened 367 years ago – in Galileo’s era!
So where did we catch the beauty? Well it was during the second T20 match between New Zealand-Pakistan on Sunday at the Seddon Park in Hamilton! The image of The Great Conjunction was captured by a cameraman in the skyline.
It was then tweeted by FlashScore Cricket Commentators' team and they captioned it this: “Jupiter and Saturn can be seen from Seddon Park, but the stars/planets don’t appear to be aligning for Pakistan today.”
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Of course, the image went viral in a matter of minutes! And about the match? Well, New Zealand won by 09 wickets.
The picture of Saturn and Jupiter was captured during the 10th over during New Zealand’ innings. And we can all agree from the photo the cameraman pulled out, the Jupiter Saturn conjunction 2020 was a magnificent sight just like these closest pictures of Sun released by NASA! Did you catch the glimpse yourself?