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The "Christmas Star" will be the closest visible conjunction of which two planets in the past 800 years?
Jupiter and Saturn
The planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear so closely aligned in our sky tomorrow, that they will actually look like a double planet. Because this event is happening near Christmas, it’s being dubbed the “Christmas Star”. The last time these two planets have been this visibly close in our night sky was about 800 years ago. They will appear so close, that a pinkie finger at arm’s length will cover both planets in the sky. While the huge gas giants will appear close to the human eye, they will actually be approximately 450 million miles apart!
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