It will be the closest Jupiter-Saturn pairing since July 1623, when the two planets appeared a little nearer.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Jupiter, Saturn merging in night sky, closest in centuries

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Cape Canaveral
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:22 PM IST
Astronomers say so-called conjunctions between the two largest planets in our solar system aren’t particularly rare. Jupiter passes its neighbor Saturn in their respective laps around the sun every 20 years.
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