Christmas Star To Be Visible For The First Time In 800 Years Today

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You’d be forgiven for not feeling all too festive this year, what with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic foiling our Christmas plans…

Because despite the total state this year has been, it isn’t all doom and gloom.

There has just been a very exciting announcement regarding the rare “Christmas Star”…

And it might just be set to save your once-gloomy Christmas vacation. Keep scrolling for the full story…

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Well, it usually is, anyway.

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Thanks to the utterly treacherous year 2020 has been, Christmas morale is sparse, and people are instead eager for 2021 to arrive.

And, thanks to the social-distancing restrictions still in place all over the world, a record number of people are having to spend the festive period without their loved ones.

So, this week’s news of the rare Great Conjunction phenomenon is bound to lift the spirits of those feeling not-so festive.

As some believe the star that guided the 3 wise men to Jesus could have been an extremely rare triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus.

Which gives them the appearance of a large star.

Astronomers say that the phenomenon only happens once every twenty years – and even then, it isn’t always visible to the naked eye.

So that’s why this week is so important.

It has been reported that the Great Conjunction will be occurring… Tonight!

The closest in the night sky since 1623.

This will be the first conjunction to be visible to the naked eye since 1226.

Astronomers have warned that you may have to wait until 2080 for the next one – so it’s best not to miss it.

Of course, people are very excited to catch a rare glimpse of the Christmas Star…

Well, according to Forbes, it will all happen just after sunset in the southwestern sky and will take place low to the horizon.

Because the 2 planets will sink below the horizon about 2 hours after sunset.

Find out the exact time of sunset where you are here. Happy stargazing! For more astrological phenomena, scroll on…