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About a dozen people gathered on a small hilltop in Lorton at sunset Dec. 21 to be among the first in the area to witness the “the Great Conjunction”; the convergence of the gas giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. Visible with the naked eye, Saturn appears to approach the larger, brighter Jupiter in days preceding the event, and then to form the illusion of a single bright star on Dec 21.

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