Cameraman captures Jupiter and Saturn’s’ Great Conjunction’ during the second T20I between New Zealand and Pakistan in Hamilton.
Jupiter and Saturn will appear side by side for about an hour after sunset on December 21. The last time a person could clearly see this event was reported to be on March 4, 1226.
Though Pakistan lost the match, the historic moment was caught on camera during the 10th over of New Zealand’s innings,
The cameraman managed to get a perfect shot of Jupiter and Saturn, in the skyline for millions who could not see it with the naked eye.
The moment is now doing rounds on social media:
Jupiter and Saturn can be seen from Seddon Park, but the stars/planets don't appear to be aligning for Pakistan today.— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) December 20, 2020
NZ need 64 from 53 balls with nine wickets in hand.
👉 https://t.co/omeN2wkNrJ 👈#NZvPAK #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/JUl8GpRO1U
Seifert has played well tonight but the highlight for me has been seeing the rings of Saturn 🪐 next to Jupiter. We forget how amazing those Outdoor Broadcast cameras are til you see something like that or the zoom in on the craters of the moon 🤯 pic.twitter.com/5qScwVxW6q— Peter McGlashan (@PeterMcGlashan) December 20, 2020
As being reported, Jupiter and Saturn will merge in the night sky Monday, appearing closer than they have in centuries.
The reunion of Jupiter and Saturn is known as the ‘Great Conjunction’.
It will be the closest Jupiter-Saturn pairing since July 1623, when the two planets appeared a little nearer.