The Great Conjunction 2020 – How to watch Jupiter and Saturn ‘nearly touch’ on winter solstice plus ursid meteor shower

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A ‘CHRISTMAS star’ will light up the night’s sky tonight when Saturn and Jupiter come together during a Great Conjunction.

The two massive planets will come so close together they will appear as just one object to the naked eye in an ultra-rare event that happens just once every 20 years.

And making the event even more special, this year will be the closest conjunction since 1623 with the planets appearing just 0.1 degrees apart.

The exact time you can see the Christmas star depends on where you are in the country but it should be visible around 4pm.

The planets will move so close that their brightness will merge to appear as one bright light.

Follow our live blog below for the very latest on the Great Conjunction 2020.

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