It’s been all over the astro-geek news today that, tonight, right now in fact, Jupiter and Saturn are as close together in the night sky as they will be in – well – “forever.” (“Just 0.1 degrees apart.”)
Fortunately, tonight, the weather-gods blessed me with an absolutely cloudless night sky.
Look up in the southwestern sky, near the horizon, and you will see (along the ecliptic, of course) a bright “star” with a dimmer, reddish “star” almost beside it.
Astro-sages tell us that the last time this could have been observed to have happened is in the year 1226, so get your render-job started, run outside right now, and look up at the sky – very close to the southwestern horizon. If you miss this one, you’ll have 60 years to wait for your next chance, and nearly 300 years to wait for the one after that.