In my less than regular photography habits of late, it seems that the night sky is what is getting me to grab my gear and head out.
Last time is was comet NEOWISE, this time is the pending great conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn.
Apparently these two planets don’t get together like this very often. The last time they did this was some 400 years ago, but they weren’t visible because it happened too close to the sun from our perspective.
This year it’s happening at night. The last time they were visible like this was 800 years ago. It’s going to happen one more time during this century, in 2080, but then not again for another 400 some odd years.
They will meet and overlap each other in the sky on Tuesday the 21st. So if it’s not cloudy where you are that night, head out at sunset and wait for the last glow to fade.
You’ll see them shimmer out of the darkness, one in front of the other, looking brighter than ever.
Will this event bring any great event down here on earth? Not likely, but you never know.
There are more things in heaven and Earth … than are dreamt of in any of our philosophies.