Jupiter and Venus Dancing In The Sky Tonight:
If you missed the “Star of Bethlehem” phenomenon last night it will still be possible to see this clear and spectacular display for the next few days as Jupiter and Venus dance in the night sky. The best time to view is just after dark, looking just above the horizon to the North/North-West.
“Star Of Bethlehem” Visible on June 30th for the First Time in 2,000 Years.
On June 30th, Jupiter and Venus merged into what is known as a super-star.
The conjunction of these two planets has been building throughout the month of June and the result will be a dazzling bright spectacular on June 30th.
Sky & Telescope suggest that a similar rare conjunction of Venus and Jupiter may have been what was known as the “Star of Bethlehem” in 3-2 BC and since then there has not been a brighter, closer planetary conjunction. That means that this is the first opportunity of seeing it so clear for 2,000 years!