The Light of Christmas in a dark 2020

Exclusive: Chuck Norris tells of ‘celestial sign of hope’ that happens to line up this week

Chuck NorrisBy Chuck Norris
Published December 21, 2020 at 1:06pm

The Christmas spirit is shining a bright light on this dark year of 2020. It’s the perfect planetary alignment for this Christmas. Stargazers have been waiting for months for this stellar sign. Science news has been reporting it for weeks: On Monday evening of Christmas week, the “‘Christmas Star’ will be closest visible conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in 800 years.”

Just after sunset on the evening of the winter solstice, Dec. 21, Jupiter and Saturn will align and remain closer to the horizon in the western sky and will look like one large star.

NASA’s Night Sky Network explained the phenomenon: “Keep in mind that while the two gas giants may appear close, in reality they are hundreds of millions of miles apart. This will still be quite a striking sight, but you will need to look fast as both planets will set shortly after sunset.” (NASA is offering tips for watching this once-in-a-lifetime conjunction on this YouTube video.)



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