Last night Jupiter and Saturn appeared closer than they have in nearly 800 years! Last time they were as close was 400 years ago, but it was during the day so no one could see it. The last time they were closer at night was March 4, 1226! It is believed that the Star of Bethlehem when Christ was born was a rare conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus. So on the winter solstice, four days before Christmas, we get our own Christmas Star!
Someday I would love to have a telescope or equipment for great astrophotography, but I managed to get a few shots.
Here is one of the moon from last night: