Jupiter and Saturn descend on the tallest building in the world in the epic video “Great Conjunction”

On Monday (December 21), Jupiter and Saturn appeared closer in the night sky than they had in 800 years. To the naked eye, this “Great Conjunction” looked like one massive celestial object glistening above the Earth. But to the telescope – and consumer cameras equipped with telescopic lenses – the planets showed their individual faces in stunning detail as they walked through the sky.

Florian Kriechbaumer, a photographer from the United Arab Emirates, captured a celestial spectacle from one of the most invisible locations on Earth: near the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. In a large parking lot across from the skyscraper (which is 2,720 feet or 830 meters high), Kriechbaumer recorded the conjunction for 45 minutes, capturing the moment the two planets approached each other (from his point of view).