This Lafayette Photographer Captured One of the Best Local Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction Photos
All eyes were in the sky for the once-in-a-lifetime moment.
Last night, social media was filled with photos and status updates related to the Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction. Without getting all scientific, Jupiter and Saturn are usually about 450 million miles apart in space. Yesterday (Dec 21) was the first time they appeared this close together from the earth's vantage point since 1623, and it's been 800 years since this alignment occurred at night.
One of the best local shots came from a popular Lafayette photographer whose name you may recognize from your high school days.
KATC's Storm Team 3 Chief Meteorologist Rob Perillo called Jay Faugot's photo the "best local Acadiana shot" of the "Christmas Star," so you know it's legit. It was also good to see a familiar name that many associate with their senior pictures as Faugot's name has been a staple for years here in Acadiana when it comes to local photography.
My newsfeed was filled with tons of pictures showing the sky over Acadiana last night, so if you've got a good one, be sure to share it with me.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, this won't happen again until 2080. By then we should be on Mars, right?