How To Spot The Rare ‘Christmas Star’ In The Night Sky

Jupiter and Saturn will be closer than ever this week in a rare cosmic event called a “great conjunction.”

Christmas Star
In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a "great conjunction" on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP / Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP
Christmas Star
In this Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 photo made available by NASA, Saturn, top, and Jupiter, below, are seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Luray, Va. The two planets are drawing closer to each other in the sky as they head towards a "great conjunction" on Monday, Dec. 21, where the two giant planets will appear a tenth of a degree apart. Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP / Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP

How To Spot The Rare ‘Christmas Star’ In The Night Sky

Jupiter and Saturn will be closer than ever this week in a rare cosmic event called a “great conjunction.”

Reset learns more about the “Christmas Star,” a visible light in the night sky caused by the coming together of Jupiter and Saturn. The two planets haven’t been this close to each other since March 1226.

GUEST: Michelle Nichols, director of public observing at the Adler Planetarium