Planets Align To Create Christmas Star Mid Utah Radio from midutahradio.comWhat time is the best to and as an added treat, stargazers may also be able to catch a glimpse of the ursid meteor shower on the same night. In reality, it is not a star at all, rather a conjunction of two planets in jupiter and saturn. The history of the phenomenon dates back to the great conjunction of 1623, when jupiter caught up to and passed saturn as they both traveled across the sky, according to nasa.
On the evening of closest approach on dec 21 they will look like a double planet, separated by only 1/5th the diameter of the full moon, hartigan explained in a statement.
Some contend that the word could have meant or implied. Mateo johnson, 6, and neah penguins walk with a trainer in a santa costume as part of a christmas event at the hakkeijima sea paradise aquarium in yokohama, japan. The great conjunction of 2020 will brighten the darkest day of the year as the two giant planets of our solar system draw closer together in the night. The rare christmas star phenomenon occurs when jupiter and saturn get very close to one another and appear to nearly collide.