The Christmas Star

As a difficult year approaches its end, there’s a heavenly spectacle to look out for in the coming days.

On 21st December 2020, stargazers can look out for “The Christmas Star”, a rare phenomenon which hasn’t happened for almost 800 years.

Planets Jupiter and Saturn will align so closely in the night sky that they’ll almost appear to collide from our vantage point here on Earth, creating a radiant point of light often referred to as the “Star of Bethlehem” or the “Christmas Star.

It was last seen in the year 1226. To get a clear view on Tuesday 21st December, look to the southwest (towards East Kilbride) about 45 minutes after sunset.

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