Happy Winter Solstice and Super Rare ‘Christmas Star’ Day!

Here in the northern hemisphere, December 21 is our shortest day and longest night of the year. We call this the Winter Solstice. Also today, about an hour after sunset, we should be able to see a super rare ‘Great Conjunction’ of Jupiter and Saturn, toward the southwest or the west, depending on where you are. Astronomers are saying that this is a once in a lifetime experience. In fact, the last time these two planets aligned this closely was about 800 years ago.

Because of it’s proximity to Christmas, many people are calling this great astronomical event the ‘Christmas Star’. Some astronomers and theologians believe that tonight’s event is actually the return of the Star of Bethlehem. For more information, click on this link:
bbc.com/news/science-environment-55364664

3 thoughts on “Happy Winter Solstice and Super Rare ‘Christmas Star’ Day!

  1. Bruce Cooper December 21, 2020 / 12:55 pm

    Hi Linda Lee, just wanted to take a moment of your time to wish you and your hubby a blessed and peaceful Christmas and thank you for sharing your faith. God’s blessings on you and yours.

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian December 21, 2020 / 1:33 pm

    Awesome!! I love astronomy!

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