The cameraman captures Jupiter and Saturn in a single frame during the New Zealand-Pakistan game. see viral photo

The great connection between Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky was captured in a single picture by a cameraman during the second T20 International between New Zealand and Pakistan in Hamilton on Saturday.

Release date: Sun, December 20, 2020 10:30 p.m. IST

New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: The great connection between Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky was captured in a single picture by a cameraman during the second T20 International between New Zealand and Pakistan in Hamilton on Sunday. It all happened in the tenth of the second innings when the cameraman panned the conjunction and zoomed in captured the two gas giants together with their moons in a single picture and thrilled viewers all over the world. The image went viral on social media.

Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky and appear like a bright star from Earth on December 21st. This is considered to be the “largest” of all periodic conjectures between the two planets for the next 60 years. On the eve of the event, this alignment was captured while a cricket match was being broadcast live. Check out the viral images here:

Once every 20 years, the orbits of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn align so that the gas giants appear close together in the night sky. This “grand conjunction” event is special this year as the two planets wouldn’t appear that close to the night sky for the next 60 years, NASA said in a press release. The event takes place on December 21st – the longest night in the northern hemisphere.

Written by: Lakshay Raja

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