Get ready for the most exciting sky event of 2017! A truly fascinating event occurs on November 13th. “The Star of Bethlehem” graces the predawn sky.
They are the brightest celestial objects after the Sun and Moon. Venus and Jupiter are going to converge for a close jaw-dropping encounter. Astronomers refer to a close celestial pair-up like this as a conjunction.
What Was The Star of Bethlehem? Many Christians see the star as a miraculous sign to mark the birth of the Christ (or messiah). Some theologians claimed that the star fulfilled a prophecy, known as the Star Prophecy.
Astronomers have made several attempts to link the star to unusual astronomical events, such as a conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, a comet or a supernova.
The truth is, we don’t know the answer, and in fact, no one else does either, in spite of what you might hear. If there was a clear-cut answer to this question, everyone would already know the answer and wouldn’t have to ask.
Some scholars say that the Star of Bethlehem must have been a supernatural event, not a natural occurrence of astronomy. Indeed, perhaps this is a mystery that modern science can never truly unravel.