Providing you were in a place that had clear skies, last month you had a chance to see the Christmas Star.  The "star", which is really created by the alignment of Jupiter and Saturn, had not been seen in about 800 years.  It is thought the star was what led the Wise Men to Bethlehem, and the Baby Jesus.

This weekend, we're getting another rare celestial event.

According to WMTW, the planet Mercury is joining Jupiter and Saturn to form a "triangle" in the sky.

Just like the Christmas Star, this event has not been seen for about 800 years.

They call this a "planetary trio" or a "triple conjunction," and it will be visible just after sunset through Monday (January 11th).  The best night for viewing it will be Sunday, January 10th, 2021.

Because the event is best viewed JUST after sunset, the best places to see it are where there is an unobstrcuted view of the horizon.  To see it, just look in the direction of the sunset.  But, keep in mind, it is only visible for a short amount of time after the sun sets.

If you happen to have a chance to see this, please share your pictures and videos with us through our app or on Facebook.

 

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