“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” Genesis 1:14
Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, and a rare astronomical event, with the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky. Some people are calling this the Christmas star. I don’t think this was or is the Christmas star, but it’s still exciting to observe the stars in the sky and know that they were put there by Heavenly Father.
Today on his facebook page, Pres. Nelson shared this message:
I had hear 800 yrs since the combination star appeared.
It’s actually 400. The last time this conjunction happened was in 1623 — but it wasn’t visible in North America then.
Sadly, as I live in the midst of Southern California’s light pollution, I probably won’t get to see this. But it is pretty cool. I also love that President Nelson geeks out about stuff too.
Where I live it was just barely visible above the horizon.
A year or so ago, I was so excited to see mars in the sky and I got to keeping an eye out for planets. It’s been so cloudy in Poland recently that I haven’t seen many stars or planets in a bit. Someone in Barcelona nipped out of our works zoom Christmas party to see the “Christmas star”. We in Poland were all a bit jealous.