Christmas star

12/21/2013 12:00 AM

12/20/2013 6:29 PM

Astronomers have calculated that Christmas should be in June, by charting the appearance of the “Christmas Star,” which the New Testament says led Three Wise Men to Jesus’ birthplace.

Astronomers have found that a bright “star” that appeared over Bethlehem 2,000 years ago was most likely a magnificent conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Venus, which were so close together they would have shown a “beacon of light” that appeared suddenly.

— David Lee Bennett,

Fort Worth

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