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Random Rambling Ruminations => Chat => Topic started by: Hugh on Dec 25, 2018, 07:43:29

Title: Christmas Star?
Post by: Hugh on Dec 25, 2018, 07:43:29
Venus, so bright and clear this Christmas morning at 0630.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Hugh
Title: Re: Christmas Star?
Post by: RobertM on Dec 25, 2018, 08:36:39
A glorious sight indeed.

I was reading an article recently the seemed to pinpoint Jesus birth to autumn 2BC.  It’s interesting to note that between September and October 2BC there were even more spectacular sights.  On 13th October there was a conjunction of the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, and a few weeks before that the crescent moon bisected them.  That’s if SkySafari is to be believed.

Robert
Title: Re: Christmas Star?
Post by: Hugh on Dec 25, 2018, 11:08:00
Yes, was at an SPA talk some years ago when that conjunction was postulated as a possible 'Star'.

Hugh
Title: Re: Christmas Star?
Post by: The Thing on Dec 26, 2018, 18:39:43
Venus, so bright and clear this Christmas morning at 0630.

Merry Christmas everyone.

Hugh

This morning it was just that as Venus poked up over the house at 07:50CET. Very, very bright.