Christmas Star set to make first appearance in 800 years on Monday

The year 2020 has brought many interesting and suprising events, not only in the United States, but across the world.

As the long pandemic year draws to a close, it will end with a positive, once-in-a-lifetime, occurrence just in time for the holidays.

Over the years it has been referred to as the “Star of Bethlehem” and the “Christmas Star” and, on Monday, Dec. 21, it will make its appearance for the first time in almost 800 years.

Through the centuries, several references have been made about the biblical star which appeared about the time of the birth of Jesus. The biblical account mentions that the Magi or the three wise men, who were thought to be astrologers, most likely observed the astrological conjunction when one planet passes near another and, when viewed from earth, the planets line up which was thought to be of great significance to the Magi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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