Astronomer Captures 'Great Conjunction' of Saturn and Jupiter in Cincinnati Night Sky

Jupiter and Saturn aligned in the night sky over Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday, December 21, marking the closest positioning of the two planets in nearly 400 years, according to NASA.

Although Jupiter and Saturn regularly pass each other and align once every 20 years, it’s been nearly 800 years since the alignment occurred at night, allowing nearly everyone around the world to observe the event, NASA said.

This footage was captured through a telescope by Dean Regas, an astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory. Credit: Dean Regas, Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory via Storyful