You don’t want to miss this! Jupiter and Saturn meet in the sky tonight and it’s the first time it’s been this visible in nearly 800 years.

In a tweet on December 20, the Canadian Space Agency urged people to keep their eyes on the sky on Monday evening, as a mega-rare phenomenon will be occurring.

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The last time this was visible

After sunset, Jupiter and Saturn are set to meet in the southwestern sky. When the two join together, it’s known as “a cosmic kiss.”

The last time these two planets appeared this close was back in 1623, but being able to see them come together is even more rare.

In fact, according to The Atlantic, this is the first time the two planets have appeared this close and actually been visible from the ground in almost 800 years.

Via social media, NASA shared some tips and tricks for those wanting to catch a glimpse of the rare occurrence.

The space agency suggests finding a spot with an unobstructed view and looking out to the southwestern sky an hour after sunset.

“Jupiter will look like a bright star and be easily visible. Saturn will be slightly fainter and will appear slightly above and to the left of Jupiter,” it explains.

NASA says it should be visible to the unaided eye, so you probably won’t need any equipment to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime view.

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