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

December is the time to keep your eyes on the skies over New Jersey! There will be several celestial events to enjoy but the star of the show has to be the rare and brilliant “Christmas Star.” It’s a once-in-a-lifetime planetary conjunction that hasn’t been seen in centuries.

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The conjunction can be observed anywhere skies are clear (even cities) for about an hour after sunset on the Winter Solstice, December 21st. Look to the western sky (southwest, specifically) and you can’t miss it. 2020 has been quite a year but at least we’ll be ending it with an astronomical gift!