This is a slide show of the appearance of Jupiter and Saturn leading up to the Great Conjunction of December 21, 2020. This is the closest conjunction of the two planets since 1623.
For more about the Great Conjunction, read our feature article. This is the closest Jupiter – Saturn conjunction since 1623.
October 27, 2022: Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars are hung across the sky around midnight. After sundown, the crescent moon is near Antares, the brightest star in Scorpius.
October 26, 2022: Three bright planets – Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars are visible overnight. Fomalhaut is in the southeast after sunset during autumn evenings.
October 25, 2022: A partial solar eclipse occurs today for sky watchers in the eastern hemisphere. Red Planet Mars is the lone bright morning planet.