Jupiter Saturn Conjunction The planets Saturn (top) and Jupiter (with Galilean moons visible) seen behind the Mary statue on the Golden Dome. The orbits of the two planets overlap and visually appear to nearly merge in what is known as The Great Conjunction. NOTE: Photo is a composite of two images for purposes of having both the statue and planets in focus, which is not possible in a single exposure. (Photo composite by Matt Cashore. Copyright University of Notre Dame.