Today’s animated Doodle celebrates the Northern Hemisphere’s Winter Solstice and Great Conjunction

As Earth’s Northern Hemisphere digs in for winter and its longest evening of the year, it appears Jupiter and Saturn have chosen to put on a serious abnormal act for the world to see!

The two biggest planets in our nearby planetary group will almost cover to frame a “double planet,” an occasion that hasn’t been effectively noticeable since the Middle Ages—right around 800 years prior.

The present animated Doodle commends the Northern Hemisphere’s first day of winter just as this uncommon double planet locating or “Great Conjunction”– which can be seen from anyplace around the world!

So the thing precisely is making this heavenly marvel? In light of their circles, from our vantage point on Earth, Jupiter and Saturn will cross inside .1 levels of one another (a small amount of the width of the full moon), a once in a blue moon rendezvous reproduced in the Doodle craftsmanship. In any case, looks can be misdirecting, as the two gas giants will really stay a tremendous distance of around 450 million miles separated!

Ensure you peer out low over the horizon tonight and take in this pivotal meet-and-welcome among Jupiter and Saturn–it’s certain to be awesome!