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A Symbol of Hope: Rare ‘Christmas Star’ to Brighten up the Skies on the 21st of December

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There seems to have a symbol of hope and a symbol for this season amidst the trials faced by many this year.

On the 21st of December, a Christmas star will light up the skies during nighttime. This phenomenon occurs after every 800 years and it is a result of the alignment of the planets Jupiter and Saturn.

According to a statement made by NASA, “Jupiter and Saturn have gradually moved closer to each other over for months, and on December 21, the two worlds will be at their closest, around 1/5 of a full Moon apart. This is close enough that many telescopes may be able to see both planets at once in the same field of view. These conjunctions occur every 20 years, and this is an especially close one.“

The Christmas Star has not been seen since the Middle Ages. It is still debatable if it is the same “star” as the ones seen by the Three Kings since it isn’t really a star but an alignment of two big planets.


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