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Looking through binos gave a better view with some of Jupiter’s moons and Saturn's rings being visible. Low in the southwest, near evening twilight, Jupiter and Saturn are really very close just now, only 1/10th of a degree apart. Jupiter and Saturn are doing a planetary dance that resulted in the Great Conjunction on the 21st December, appearing closer to one another than they have since Galileo was alive in the 17th century.

Planet Saturn is fainter with a distinctly golden color, just above the brighter Planet Jupiter, brighter than any star, snapped here as they descend between the chimney pots of houses in Victoria St,  

Photo by Kenny Maule.  

Click <<READ MORE>> for photo 2, by Ed Piotrowski: “The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn through my telescope. Four of Jupiter's moons; Europa, Ganymede, Io & Callisto, and Saturn's Titan moon visible.  Many images stacked for more clarity and colour.”


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