Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction Over Lija Church

Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction Over Lija Church. (Click on the photo for added detail.)

Taking a few moments to write a short blog post this morning to share a photo I took yesterday evening. If you haven’t looked up at the evening sky to see the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction don’t wait too long. They can be clearly seen with the naked eye, and if you have a pair of binoculars, the planets are easily identifiable. You also get to see the four Galilean moons around Jupiter.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to wish my readers a blessed Christmas. The sight of this rare astronomical phenomenon over Lija church reminded me of the biblical narrative of the Nativity, with the star that guided the wise men from the East. So in a way it’s a rather appropriate image. I doubt I’ll get to write again before the year is out, so I’ll also wish you all the best for the new year. May it be a year of hope, health, and peace.

2 thoughts on “Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction Over Lija Church

  1. Not for the first or I reckon the last time I am glad I am subscribed to your blog. I so wanted to see it but the alignment has been impossible to view from England because of bad weather. Now thanks to you I have it and the sublime Lija church as well. I will not get a better Christmas present. I you have additional images to share I would welcome them.All the very best to you and yours for the season.Stay safe

    1. Thank you! I well remember the frustrations of trying to observe some astronomical event in the UK, only for clouds to get in the way, quite literally. I’m afraid I don’t have more photos to share of this event, as I have been unable to go out over the last couple weeks. Best wishes for Christmas and the new year!

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