Planets Jupiter and Saturn, the two largest planets in our solar system, came closer together than they have been in 400 years on Monday.

As many across the globe marked their calendars ahead of the 21 December to experience the once in a lifetime occurrence.

This great conjunction made a bright splash in the night sky and was captured around the world in stunning images, but the fact that this event is happening close to Christmas and during the winter solstice is pure coincidence.

This once in a lifetime event was captured around the world in stunning images by some amazing photographers as well.

The alignment has been nicknamed the “Christmas Star.”