Clear sky treats area to solar show Monday evening
December 24, 2020
Local skies were clear Monday night and many residents were out after sundown looking into the western sky and filled with antcipation. They hoped to see the much hyped great conjunction when the two largest planets in the solar system, Jupiter and Saturn, align to create a rare event that some thought would resemble the biblical Star of Bethlehem, also known as the Christmas Star. Monday was the first time the planets aligned like this since the Middle Ages.
The planets appeared low in the western sky for about an hour after sunset as viewed from the northern hemisphere. Although it was...