On the night of December 21, the winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will appear so closely aligned in our sky that they will look like a double planet. This close approach is called a conjunction. The fact that this event is happening during the winter solstice is pure coincidence, according to NASA.2 days ago Watch for the 'Christmas Star' as Jupiter and Saturn come closer than they have in centuries - CNN - CNN.com I think it awesome how close to Christmas this is happening. Look up!! How about a little good news?