Forget the Christmas Star: Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will form rare 'triple conjunction' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Forget the Christmas Star: Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn will form rare 'triple conjunction'

The "Christmas star," a rare celestial event that occurs when Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in the Solar System, form what looks like a double planet, was one of the highlights of 2020.

True to form, 2021 promises to top that.

This weekend, Mercury will join the two gas giants in what is being dubbed a "triple conjunction," as the three planets will be within a couple of degrees from one another in the night sky.

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