Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NEW "Star of Bethlehem" TONIGHT!

Sky & Telescope magazine reports that, "The two brightest planets are gliding closer together in the early evening sky, and their celestial dance culminates with an ultra-close pairing on June 30th," and "Sky & Telescope Contributing Editor Fred Schaaf brings up a very interesting point: this current trio of Venus-Jupiter conjunctions closely resembles a similar series in 3-2 BC that has been suggested as the Star of Bethlehem. 'As has been the case in 2014–15,' he explains, 'the first two conjunctions back then were extremely close, the last one separated by about 1°, all three occurred not far from Regulus, and all were similarly high up in the sky.'" - See more at: http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/observing-news/venus-and-jupiter-a-dazzling-duo-062520154/#sthash.e56bwWNp.dpuf

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