A Christmas Star Will Light Up The Iowa Sky For The First Time In Centuries

For the first time in 800 years, a “Christmas Star” will light up the skies over Iowa. This rare phenomenon occurs when Jupiter and Saturn align – they’re so close together in the sky that they appear to merge, and form one remarkably bright sight!

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Use the Dark Sky Finder map to discover the darkest skies in Iowa, where you’ll have the most incredible view of the stars above.