"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:" - Genesis 1:14
"And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars..." - Luke 21:25
Is this what the Star of Bethlehem looked like?
Tonight's close conjunction of Jupiter and Venus on the western horizon fits closely with what many astronomers have theorized for years was the type of alignment that could have been the Star of Bethlehem described in the Bible.
The two planets are millions of miles apart, but to earth viewers, they have been aligning closer in the night sky throughout June, and will appear very close together tonight.