Jupiter and Saturn aligned over the sunset in Miami Beach, Florida, on Monday, December 21, marking the two planets’ closest encounter in nearly 400 years, according to NASA.
The astronomical event was named a “Great Conjunction” after the incident was observed in 1623. This year, the alignment was visible in the night sky for a few days, culminating on Monday night.
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. Credit: @aer0nautix via Storyful