The moons looking rather awesome tonight too.
(23:22pm as of this moment in the UK) I can see the moon out the window just coming up behind the houses.... it's got a mirage effect about it,
looking bigger than normal and a very dark orange glow to it.
Mercury should be visible on the western horizon as well. I have been getting some great views of the planets lately. I've been spending 3-4 hours a
night behind my telescope. The night sky is great this time of year.
Seems there will be a conjunction of venus and Jupiter tomorow night here in the UK or northern hemisphere. This happened when Jesus was born,
astronomers say, as the Bethlehem star shone so bright because of they cam together but in those days it was not recorded as this. They beleived it
was a giant star that was not seen on ny other night but the day that Jesus was born. Astronomers beleive it was in March as in the bible it says that
the shepherds were in their fields when the angel came down to tell them about him. But even in modern days, shepherds only lie in the fields in March
because of the lambing season, so it was not December but March that Jesus was born on.
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