A rare photograph captures the ISS moving between Jupiter and Saturn during the Great Conjunction



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December 23, 2020

Grace Ebert

Image © Jason De Freitas, shared with permission

On December 22, Jupiter and Saturn appeared in the sky closer than on March 4, 1226. The nearly 800-year-old event is known as the Great Conjunction, which occurs somewhat every two decades. In real fashion in 2020, however, this year’s meeting was the most current in centuries.

Like others around the world, photographer Jason De Freitas captured the event, although his image is particularly coincidental as it frames the International Space Station flying between glowing planets. De Freitas traveled about an hour from his home in New South Wales to the Jellore Lookout, where he used a variety of tracking equipment to align and take a 10-second exposure photo.

Buy a unique vision print on De Freitas ’page and watch the video below to delve deeper into its process. You can follow his astrophotography on Instagram. (via Pete Pixel)


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