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In the southwest sky–‘Christmas Star’ appears December 21

On the night of the Winter Solstice, Monday, December 21, an incredibly bright star of wonder, or what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem” will appear. 

Jupiter and Saturn will align so closely together that they will appear as a giant star. 

The last time these two planets were visible like this was almost 800 years ago, the year 1226. 

Stargazers in this area should turn their heads and telescopes to the southwest portion of the sky about 45 minutes after sunset to see these two planets align. Sightings should be seen throughout the entire week.

Of course, the first “Christmas Star” of “Star of Bethlehem” appeared to the Magi, wise men, Astrologers, from the East, in search of the baby Jesus who had been born King of the Jews. The star went before the Magi, until it stood over where the Child was. When they saw the young Child with Mary, His mother, and they fell down and worshiped Him, and presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

We, here at the Shopper News Note, hope our readers are able to witness this appearance of the “Christmas Star,” and that it brings the same wonder, peace, and pure joy that it did to those travelers so long ago.

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