The Great Conjunction of 2020 – when Jupiter and Saturn were closer in the sky than at any time for nearly 400 years – has now taken place. Jupiter is now to the east of Saturn in the sky and is moving away from it daily, but you can still see the pair until the first week in January when they will start to get very low in evening twilight sky.
If you want to catch it, look very low in the south-west about 4.30 pm to 5 pm. But don’t leave it any later or they will have set.
Here are some pictures taken by SPA members. It was cloudy over much of the UK on 21 December, the day of closest approach, but was clear over many areas on the 20th when these pictures were taken.