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Nature & Wellness

8 Stunning Photos Of Last Night’s Rare Great Conjunction Where A Christmas Star Appeared

By Katherine Notman

People were in awe at the appearance of this beautiful Christmas star.

Last night marked an incredibly rare Great Conjunction. Jupiter and Saturn appeared to meet just after sunset, creating the first ‘Christmas star’ in 800 years. Winter Solstice created a beautiful, dark backdrop for the star to shine, and this amazing phenomenon appeared to people across the world. The last Great Conjunction occurred in 1226 and the next was not predicted to appear until 2080, so it’s incredible that we have seen it happen this year. People have been posting photos of what appeared to them in their home countries, and the star shone brightly to those in the Southern Equator.

1. The view from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

2. California, United States

3. Virginia, United States

4. Another from California

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5. Split, Croatia

6. Buraq, Dubai

7. Punta Campanella, Amalfi Coast, Italy

8. Brisbane, Australia

Read more: 15 Photos Of Manchester Looking Fabulously Festive This Christmas