Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in December 2020

Output of SunPlanetsLBR.py for Zurich on 2020-12-21 1720h, time of the closest distance between Jupiter and Saturn (about 0.1 degree).

$ SunPlanetsLBR.py Zurich 2020-12-21 1720

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./SunPlanetsLBR.py Version V3.0 2021-01-15 hvf using VSOP87 ephemerides
Location                    = Zurich
Latitude                    = 47.3767  degrees N
Longitude                   = 8.55  degrees E
Zone                        = 1 hours East of Greenwich
Zonetime                    = 2020-12-21 17:20:00
UTC                         = 2020-12-21 16:20:00
Mean Local Time             = 2020-12-21 16:54:12
Time Equation               = 1:36  minutes
True Local Time             =  2020-12-21 16:55:48

JulianDate JD (current time)=  2459205.1805555555
Greenwich Date(current time)=  2020-12-21 16:20:00
Julian Date at midnight GMT =  2459204.5
Greenwich Date midnight GMT =  2020-12-21 00:00:00
Greenwich Mean Sideral Time =  2020-12-21 22:22:47
Local Mean Sideral Time     =  2020-12-21 22:56:59
deltaT (sec)                =  72.1

Sun Longitude (degrees)     =  270.278
Sun Latitude  (degrees)     = -0.00022
Sun RA (hours)              =  18:01:12
Sun RA (degrees)            =  270.303
Sun Declination (degrees)   = -23.43685
Sun Hour Angle (hours)      =  04:55:46
Sun Hour Angle (degrees)    =  73.945
Azimut (degrees)            =  242.7
Altitude (degrees)          =   -6.9 (no refraction)
SunSign                     =  Capricorn
Distance Sun-Earth, km      =  147159058
Distance Sun-Earth, au      =  0.98369754

Sun Transit Time            =  2020-12-21 12:24:07
Sun Transit Declination     =  -23.4
Sun Transit Altitude        =  19.2 degrees South
Sun Transit Distance (km)   =  147161262
Midnight Altitude           =  -66.1 degrees

SunAstronomTwilightMorning  =  2020-12-21 06:17:57
SunNauticalTwilightMorning  =  2020-12-21 06:55:22
SunCivilTwilightMorning     =  2020-12-21 07:34:31

SunRise                     =  2020-12-21 08:10:24   Azimut = 125
SunSet                      =  2020-12-21 16:37:50   Azimut = 235

Day Length (hours)          =   8:27:26

SunCivilTwilightEvening     =  2020-12-21 17:13:43
SunNauticalTwilightEvening  =  2020-12-21 17:52:52
SunAstronomTwilightEvening  =  2020-12-21 18:30:17

Moon Position
MoonLong (degrees)          =  356.868
MoonLat  (degrees)          =   -5.248
MoonRA   (hours)            =  23:56:52
MoonRA   (degrees)          =  359.220
MoonDecl (degrees)          =   -6.060
Moon Hour Angle (hours)     =  23:00:06
Moon Hour Angle (degrees)   =  345.027
Azimut   (degrees)          =  161.7
Altitude (degrees)          =   34.9 (no refraction)
MoonDist (km)               =  399427
MoonHP   (degrees)          =    0.915
Altitude  Moonset, Moonrise =    0.099

Moon Transit Time           =  2020-12-21 18:20:51
Moon Transit Declination    =  -5.8
Moon Transit Altitude       =  36.7
Moon Transit distance (km)  =  399582

MoonRise                    =  2020-12-21 12:43:37   Azimut   = 100
MoonSet                     =  2020-12-22 00:09:34   Azimut   = 263

MoonAge   (degrees)         =   86.800
MoonPhase (between 0 and 1) =    0.472
ShowMoonPhase               =  Erstes Viertel
MoonSign                    =  Pisces

Planet                 Venus            Mars         Jupiter          Saturn
Heliocentric Coordinates
Longitude            215.707          60.469         306.049         303.329
Latitude               2.236           0.345          -0.558          -0.410
X (au)           -0.58643262      0.73730788      3.00064707      5.48807902
Y (au)           -0.42150946      1.30154260     -4.12258274     -8.34557918
Z (au)            0.02819897      0.00901084     -0.04966046     -0.07151670
Radius (au)       0.72275073      1.49590014      5.09921929      9.98863444

Geocentric Coordinates
eX (au)          -0.58166644      0.74207406      3.00541325      5.49284520
eY (au)          -1.40519545      0.31785660     -5.10626873     -9.32926518
eZ (au)           0.02819520      0.00900707     -0.04966423     -0.07152047
eRadius (au)      1.52108681      0.80733380      5.92528107     10.82643304
RA (hours)          16:23:36         1:24:51        20:11:09        20:11:06
RA (degrees)         245.902          21.215         302.790         302.776
Declination          -20.514           9.604         -20.515         -20.414
Azimut                   262             128             219             220
Altitude               -20.5            41.0            12.6            12.6
Trans Date        2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21
Trans Time          10:46:16        19:47:36        14:34:31        14:34:31
Trans Alt         22.2 South      52.2 South      22.1 South      22.2 South
Rise Date         2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21
Rise Time           06:17:29        13:02:38        10:07:13        10:06:44
Rise Azimut              120              75             120             120
Set  Date         2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21
Set  Time           15:14:34        02:34:50        19:01:55        19:02:21
Set  Azimut              240             285             240             240
Sign                 Scorpio          Gemini        Aquarius        Aquarius

Planet                   Sun         Mercury          Uranus         Neptune
Heliocentric Coordinates
Longitude            270.278         273.028          39.250         350.161
Latitude              -0.000          -4.918          -0.441          -1.093
X (au)            0.00000000      0.02433686     15.31212983     29.48150343
Y (au)            0.00000000     -0.46002390     12.51034548     -5.11304649
Z (au)            0.00000000     -0.03963962     -0.15236560     -0.57061460
Radius (au)       0.98369754      0.46236952     19.77354999     29.92704279

Geocentric Coordinates
eX (au)           0.00476618      0.02910305     15.31689601     29.48626961
eY (au)          -0.98368600     -1.44370990     11.52665949     -6.09673248
eZ (au)          -0.00000377     -0.03964339     -0.15236936     -0.57061837
eRadius (au)      0.98369754      1.44454728     19.17014342     30.11537561
RA (hours)          18:01:12        18:05:05         2:19:06        23:18:44
RA (degrees)         270.303         271.274          34.777         349.685
Declination          -23.437         -25.004          13.407          -5.619
Azimut                   243             241             112             173
Altitude                -6.9            -7.5            36.1            36.8
Trans Date        2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21
Trans Time          12:24:07        12:27:29        20:41:33        17:41:41
Trans Alt         19.2 South      17.6 South      56.0 South      37.0 South
Rise Date         2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21
Rise Time           08:10:24        08:24:22        13:39:07        12:03:47
Rise Azimut              125             128              69              98
Set  Date         2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21      2020-12-21
Set  Time           16:37:50        16:30:28        03:48:01        23:19:37
Set  Azimut              235             232             291             262
Sign               Capricorn       Capricorn          Taurus          Pisces

Angular Distances (degrees) between Sun and Planets
           Mercury     Venus      Mars   Jupiter    Saturn    Uranus   Neptune
Sun        1.80047  22.78768 112.90805  30.20577  30.21308 126.68416  78.04242
Neptune   77.13971 100.82111  34.91036  47.83678  47.83008  48.64442
Uranus   125.77600 149.44660  13.81915  96.47892  96.47120
Saturn    29.35312  52.99231  82.70349   0.10210
Jupiter   29.34017  52.98664  82.71335
Mars     112.04107 135.64310
Venus     23.78550
    

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