Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Astronomers may have found the "star" of Bethlehem

My friend Debra Arvin sent me this news story from NBC's website, Christmas in June? Stars Say Maybe. This article details how astronomers have looked back at the time of Jesus' birth trying to determine what "star" the wise men might have seen.

Here is a quote from the article: "The most likely candidate for the Christmas Star made its most dramatic appearance not on Dec. 25 in the year 1 A.D., but on June 17 in the year 2 B.C. What's more, that event was not the appearance of a single bright star, but a grand conjunction involving the brightest planets and one of the brightest stars in the sky."

What do you think of this story?