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

It looks like 2020 is preparing to finish with a bang. In a year that darkened most plans and lives, the night skies in December will light up with some spectacular events. An annual meteor shower will occur mid-month during the new moon and an exceptionally rare “Christmas Star” is expected to shine bright just a few days later on December 21.

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The Great Conjunction—or, the Star of Bethlehem—will take place on the evening of December 21, 2020. It will be best visible in the southwestern sky approximately 45 minutes after sunset. For additional details about viewing the conjunction, or to learn more about the science behind this celestial event, visit the EarthSky website.

Don’t forget this isn’t the only show you’ll see in the skies this December! The Geminids meteor shower is taking place now through December 14 and this year is expected to be even more spectacular than in past years. Read more in The Geminids Meteor Shower Just Might Be The Best Thing To Happen In 2020 In New Mexico.

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