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Newsletter Issue 100

Monday, December 14: Total Solar Eclipse Live Stream

The last eclipse of 2020 is a total solar eclipse. Tune in to our live stream at 14:30 UTC on Monday, December 14 and watch it from the comfort of your couch!

The total solar eclipse, also being called the South American eclipse, is visible from a narrow path that cuts across Chile and Argentina. People in much of South America and in southwestern Africa will see a partially eclipsed Sun. Browse our live stream page to find an eclipse map.

Check out our eclipse blog & bookmark the stream!

Happy New Year & A Big Thank You!

As 2020 comes to a close, it is fair to say that most of us are glad to see the end of it. Here's to a brighter 2021!

A big thank you for your continued support, and we wish you all a brighter, safer, and upbeat New Year!

Rare "Planetary Kiss" on December Solstice

On December 21, 2020 Saturn and Jupiter will meet in the sky, creating the closest Great Conjunction in 397 years! So close, they will almost look like one great planet or star in the sky. Coincidentally, it happens on the day of the Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice, and the Southern Hemisphere's summer solstice.

Some people believe that it was the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter that the Three Wise Men saw the night Jesus was born. No wonder popular media is calling the conjunction the Christmas Star and the Star of Bethlehem!

Can I see the Great Conjunction?
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