This is so awesome, for the first time in 800 years, you can spot the ‘Christmas star’ this evening!

Astronomers call it the “Great Conjunction” because it’s when Jupiter and Saturn  are close to Earth and to each other, and you’ll be able to see the star after sunset.

By chance, the conjunction also happens to coincide with the summer solstice – the longest day in the southern hemisphere, which occurs on 21 December. “The best time to see it is just after sunset,” says Cunnama.

“If you look to the west, you’ll see two bright objects, two of the brightest things in the sky.”

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