Jupiter & Saturn Conjunction on December 21, 2020
On December 21st during the daylight hours Jupiter and Saturn passed each other in the sky.
I will never see the two planets closer to each other than I did just after sunset on the 21st. The
quality of the sky was not as good as it was 24 hours ago, so I was only able to get the moon
Titan in the Saturn System (to the upper right of the planet) and the four moons of Jupiter,
Europe to the right and Ganymede, Io and Callisto to the left.
The 7.4 magnitude star that was between Ganymede and Callisto, in my drawing yesterday,
was out of my field-of-view in the 4:00 o’clock position (not shown). Of course, it was the two
planets that had moved and not the background star.