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20-12-2020, 10:41   #1
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Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, 21 December 2020

Hi,
Could you please recommend a decent spot to observe this? Preferably in northern Dublin, Howth Hill maybe?
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20-12-2020, 17:17   #2
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Hi,
Could you please recommend a decent spot to observe this? Preferably in northern Dublin, Howth Hill maybe?
Probably best out west of dublin. Less light pollution. Also you need a good view of the horizon. I haven't seen it yet and the conditions are good out there.
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20-12-2020, 21:58   #3
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Where should I look for it in the sky.
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20-12-2020, 23:41   #4
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Low in the southwest just after sunset.

With clear skys earlier this evening, I could easily pick out Saturn's rings and Jupiter's darker cloud bands in the same scope view while the sky was still relatively bright. Quite special.
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21-12-2020, 10:17   #6
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Live here now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHNwLqza37k, quite few streams actually.
We went to Howth hill last night, It was a good spot. Few people from IAS were there with their telescopes and were very kind to let us peek through. Amazing. With 100% cloud cover today no chance to see it here. I hope you have better conditions tonight. If not, not to worry, next one in 60 years.
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Couldn't see past my front gate, never mind outer space.. Always next time.
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Too cloudy in Dublin at the moment unfortunately
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Too cloudy in Dublin at the moment unfortunately
Could you still see it at this hour?

Will it be visible for another few days?
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No. Has gone below the horizon. If you instal sky map on your phone it will show you where to look at sunset tomorrow.....if it’s clear!
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No. Has gone below the horizon. If you instal sky map on your phone it will show you where to look at sunset tomorrow.....if it’s clear!
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Been having no luck with clouds!
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22-12-2020, 11:46   #12
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clears skies last night except south and south west - typical, looks like clouds rolling in tonight as well

been cloudy for weeks up here
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Saw it this evening and there was a very fortuitous lineup of the Galilean satellites - all in a row on the right of Jupiter. Saturn now clearly visible as a separate object with the naked eye as a result of the separation since the close encounter..
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