Rare ‘Christmas Star’ to Appear Dec. 21: Here’s What Astronomy Says About the Biblical ‘Star of Bethlehem’

In just a few days, you can witness a rare event in the night sky that has not been seen in almost eight centuries. 

The two largest planets in our solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, will align on Dec. 21 to create what’s sometimes referred to as the “Christmas Star”.

When the planets line up on the day marking the start of the winter solstice, they will appear to form a double planet. It’s a rare event and one that hasn’t been seen since the Middle Ages, according to Rick Larson from the “Star of Bethlehem” documentary. But in reality, the planets won’t be close at all. It will just look like that to viewers on Earth.

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