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Jupiter And Saturn Will Create "Christmas Star"

Pascal Debrunner

Talk of Iowa's Charity Nebbe is joined by Massimo Marengo of Iowa State University to explain the best ways to view the upcoming alignment of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21.

Something exciting is happening in the night sky. The two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, are approaching each other and on the Winter Solstice they’ll create a conjunction, appearing to touch. Many are also calling this event the formation of a "Christmas star."


Massimo Marengo, professor of physics and astronomy at Iowa State University

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River