Conjunctions of the Planets
Conjunctions, or planetary alignments, occur when two or more planets appear very close together to trace a line or triangle. The following lists conjunctions that are easy to find with naked-eye viewing. As such, conjunctions with Mercury and Neptune are not included.
Dec 21, 2020 - Great Conjunction of Jupiter & Saturn (separation of 6')
The closest for Jupiter and Saturn since 1623 (closest observable since 1226). This may have been the origin of the Star of Bethlehem.
- Planet Pair
- Jan 21, 2021
- Mars & Uranus
- Jul 13, 2021
- Venus & Mars