How to watch Jupiter and Saturn conjunction even if the weather is cloudy

A conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will put on a show for the first time in nearly 800 years tonight, making the planets look like one giant "Christmas Star".

The magical celestial event has been spoiled for many star-gazers by cloudy skies but luckily there is another way to watch the conjunction.

A live feed on YouTube has been set up by CosmoSapiens (video below) and it offers a crystal clear view of the two planets as they come closer and closer together.

The channel says: "The live feed is an alternative for stargazers experiencing bad weather or light-polluted night skies."

One fan wrote: "Hello from England, UK I hope I don’t fall asleep."

"Yeah it's too cloudy here in Ireland," said a second viewer.

Another person gushed: "Woah you can see Saturn's rings!"

The celestial event between the solar system's two largest planets, called the Great Conjunction by astonomers, last happened 400 years ago in 1623 but it was not visible to the naked eye.

Unfortunately, the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland, is forecast for cloudy skies tonight, but if you get a chance to go outside, here is some more information about what to look for.

Meanwhile, a druid chief claimed the conjunction was feminist and its appearance in the night of the winter solstice was a sign of the "end of the world as we know it".

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