Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on 21.12.2020

© Velimir Popov & Emil Ivanov 2020


Size: 1800 px

On solstice day December 21, the day of their Great Conjunction, Jupiter and Saturn seemed to nearly merge . This is the closest conjunction in 400 years. This image was taken on December 21st at 3:15 PM UT. On this image two planets were separated on the sky by only 7 arcminutes, which is about 1/5 the apparent diameter of the Moon. (see mouseover). Unfortunately the weather was not favorable and the planets are seen through a thin layer of clouds.


Optic(s): 70-200 mm Canon lens @ 85mm f/2.8
Mount: Tripod
Camera: Canon 6d Mark II
Filters: -
Dates/Times: 21 Dec. 2020 15:15 UT
Location: Varna, Bulgaria
Exp. Details: 1/2 sec. @ ISO 1250
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Processing: PS
Copyright: Velimir Popov and Emil Ivanov 2020. All Rights Reserved
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