- Apr 12, 2017
We looked last night but it was too cloudy. Hoping for a better view tonight! My brother in law is an astronomer with his own little observatory, so he will be taking awesome photos. Exciting! The last big thing I remember seeing was Haley's Comet.Apparently so @llleopard !
“Best of all, the spectacle, which will be visible from all over the world, can be enjoyed without any special equipment—just look southwest, as soon as the sky gets dark. Those with access to a telescope are in for an additional rare treat: With a typical amateur instrument set to low power, the two giant planets will fit within a single field-of-view. Jupiter, with its four bright moons, and Saturn, with its distinctive rings, will be visible all at once.”
On the night of December 21, stargazers will be in for a holiday treat as the two bright planets appear closer together than at any time in the past 400 years.www.nationalgeographic.com