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Star of Bethlehem returns this Christmas in rare 'Grand Conjunction'

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Many astronomers believe phenomenom could have biblical connections

The Star of Bethlehem is returning this Christmas in a rare 'Grand Conjunction' of planets.

At least that's the theory of many astronomers as Jupiter and Saturn pass by each other so closely, they appear as one giant planet to the naked eye.

This year, on Monday, 21 December (and for days before and after) people across the Island will be able to observe a similar sight.

Howard Parkin of AstroManx explains:

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