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Inside Out | Closest Jupiter, Saturn conjunction in almost 400 years – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

If you’ve been looking up in the evening over the last several months, you may have seen some rather bright objects in the southern sky.

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If youve been looking up in the evening over the last several months, you may have seen some rather bright objects in the southern sky.
Those are the planets Jupiter and Saturn, and on Dec. 21, they are going to appear closer together than people have seen in nearly 400 years.
Conjunctions are events where celestial bodies are aligned, and they are among the most entertaining and easily seen events in astronomy.
Since the planets and the moon all orbit in nearly the same plane, we often see them…

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