Jupiter and Saturn descend on the tallest building in the world in the epic ‘Great Conjunction’ video

On Monday (December 21), Jupiter and Saturn appeared closer together in the night sky than they had done for 800 years. To the naked eye, this “great conjunction” resembled a single, massive celestial object shining over the Earth. But for telescopes and consumer cameras equipped with telescopic lenses – the planets showed their individual faces in stunning detail as they traveled across the sky.

Florian Kriechbaumer, a photographer in the United Arab Emirates, captured the celestial spectacle from one of the Earth’s most celestial places: near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. In a large parking lot opposite the skyscraper (which is 2,720 feet or 830 meters high), Kriechbaumer filmed the connection for 45 minutes and captured the moment the two planets approached each other (from his vantage point).