Rare Sighting | See The ‘Christmas Star’ For The First Time In 800 Years. Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss this rare event. Share this moment with your kids and enjoy the moment.
Rare Sighting | See The ‘Christmas Star’ For The First Time In 800 Years
Mark Your Calendar! December 21st brings us a rare moment in time when we can all witness an amazing, “once in a life time’ event which has not been seen in nearly 800 years.
During the upcoming winter solstice, Jupiter and Saturn will line up to create what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem.”
The nickname “Christmas star” comes from the belief that the “star of Bethlehem” in the story of the three wise men was nothing more than the scenic and rare alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus.
How to watch the ‘Christmas Star’
Saturn and Jupiter are already visible in December’s sky, as the two planets have been moving closer to each other for much of 2020. They will look like two points of light in the sky — Saturn, which is farther from Earth, will be the fainter one.
Stargazers in the northern hemisphere should turn their heads and telescopes to the southwest portion of the sky about 45 minutes after sunset to see the planets align Dec. 21. However. you might be able to see it throughout the week.
The next time they will be this close together is about another 60 years.
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