In case you missed the modern Star of Bethlehem last night, astronomers say it could be visible again tonight.
Experts at Chicago's Adler Planetarium say Jupiter and Saturn's once-in-a-lifetime alignment—which create the star that once led the wise men to Jesus—will remain close enough tonight to continue the star effect. Clouds impeded the initial view for many, while others used powerful telescopes and positioned themselves to best witness the return of the star after 800 years.
The star is a result of Jupiter and Saturn coming within 0.10 of a degree of each other, about the thickness of a dime.
Those looking to see the star for this final chance should look above the southwestern or western horizon after sunset, experts say, about an hour after sunset.
While science attempts to explain the Christmas star away, Christians around the world regard it as a symbol to remain in faith that—not only did Jesus come in the form of a man, but He will return in the form of a King.
Zodiac Paradise tweeted:
Well boys and girls this is a picture of the Star of Bethlehem or what I would call Saturn aligning with some other planet braid out of the heart of Africa. pic.twitter.com/Rrqx439Gnc— Zodiac Paradise. (@BrittonDc) December 22, 2020
Here's a view tweeted by My Beautiful Destination:
The Star of Bethlehem pic.twitter.com/unW5EcjVeY— My Beautiful Destination (@MyBeauDes) December 22, 2020
JOEL_2020 tweeted that it has been 800 years since the "Star of Bethlehem" has been seen. He said 800 symbolizes resurrection and new beginning.
The star isn't expected to be seen again until 2080.
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