Jupiter and Saturn aligned in the night sky on Monday, December 21, marking the closest positioning of the two planets in nearly 400 years, according to NASA.
This timelapse footage gives a spectacular view of the event from Graton, California, just outside Santa Rosa.
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 shows the “great conjunction” of Jupiter and Saturn as seen from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Credit: Evan Jacobs via Storyful