On December 21st, 2020 Jupiter and Saturn came into a very close alignment called a planetary conjunction. This is the closest these two planets have appeared in over 800 years.
It is called the Christmas Star because some astronomers have theorized that the Star of Bethlehem could have been a rare planetary conjuction with Jupiter and Saturn.
With 2020 being a year of difficult challenges, we can believe this rare celestial event may be a sign of Hope for 2021 and this Christmas Season.
Image by Scott Kindt
Canon 6D & 85mm lens