The Christmas Star will be visible on December 21.
On Dec. 21, humans can witness something not seen in nearly 800 years. Jupiter and Saturn will line up to create what is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem.”
These two planets haven’t appeared this (relatively) close together from Earth’s vantage point since the Middle Ages.
“Alignments between these two planets are rather rare, occurring once every 20 years or so, but this conjunction is exceptionally rare because of how close the planets will appear to be to one another,” Patrick Hartigan, astronomer at Rice University, told Forbes. “You’d have to go all the way back to just before dawn on March 4, 1226, to see a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky.”
Stargazers in the northern hemisphere should turn their heads and telescopes to the southwest portion of the sky about 45 minutes after sunset to see the planets align Dec. 21. However, reportedly sightings can be seen throughout that entire week.
Does anyone remember the Japanese earthquake from 2011? The most powerful quake ever recorded in Japan, which caused a massive tsunami that destroyed whole towns, killed thousands of people, and caused nuclear meltdowns? The tiny village of Fudai survived because their mayor, who remembered the earthquake-tsunami of 1933, had an enormous seawall and floodgate built to protect the village in the 1970s. Some people thought it was way too big but the mayor won out in the end. He died in 1997 so he never got to see this but damn, his foresight was amazing
Just found out about the birds pooping in your mouth hazard for singers performing outdoors It happened to Cyndi Lauper and the singer from Kings of Leon. She wiped it off and kept going while he cancelled the rest of the show.