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"Star Of Bethlehem — Closest Highly Visible Conjunction Of Venus & Jupiter In 2000 Years On June 30, 2015
After an absence of roughly 2000 years the Star of Bethlehem may soon be making a return to our night skies on June 30, 2015 — to be more specific Venus and Jupiter will be making their tightest highly visible conjunction in nearly two millennia.
Watch the great race of Venus and Jupiter in June 2015
ON any night in June, 2015, look for the queen and king of planets – dazzling Venus and bold Jupiter – as these two worlds appear in your western sky first thing every nightfall. They’ll appear in your evening sky throughout June 2015, and they’ll be drawing closer together each evening!
Venus will pass Jupiter in late June/early July, 2015. At that time – especially on the nights of June 30 and July 1 – you can witness the closest Venus-Jupiter conjunction until August 27, 2016.
These very bright worlds will be hard to miss (unless it’s cloudy!) because Venus and Jupiter rank as the third-brightest and fourth-brightest celestial bodies, respectively, after the sun and moon.
As dusk turns into darkness, note the star Regulus above Jupiter, on line with Venus and Jupiter. Day by day, watch as Venus and Jupiter race toward Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. In fact, you can use these three luminaries – Regulus, Jupiter and Venus – to imagine the ecliptic crossing the sky with your mind’s-eye. The ecliptic is the Earth’s orbital plane projected onto the sky’s dome. Because the planets orbit the sun on nearly the same plane that Earth does, the solar system planets are always found on or near the ecliptic.
At present, the planets Venus and Jupiter are both heading eastward (upward) along the ecliptic, toward the star Regulus. You might think Jupiter should get to Regulus first, since the king planet lodges so much closer to Regulus, the only 1st-magnitude star to sit almost squarely on the ecliptic. However, the closer that a planet resides to the sun, the faster that the planet travels in its smaller orbit. Venus, the second planet outward from the sun, races along at 35 kilometers per second whereas Jupiter, the fifth planet outward, plods along at 13 kilometers per second.
But that’s not all. Jupiter’s orbital path is a solid seven times longer than that traveled by Venus. For that reason, Venus will zoom toward Regulus day by day, whereas Jupiter will travel at a snail’s pace.
Be sure to circle July 18, 2015 on your calendar as well. Venus will be almost in conjunction with Regulus, a slight bit ahead of Jupiter in the great race to the constellation Leo’s brightest star. On July 18, the crescent moon, Venus and Jupiter will all fit within a circle sporting a diameter of less than four degrees. (Four degrees of sky approximates two finger-widths at an arms length.) Don’t miss out on this close-knit celestial grouping on July 18, featuring the moon, Venus and Jupiter – the brightest, second-brightest and third-brightest orbs of nighttime, respectively. http://earthsky.org/tonight/watch-the-great-race-of-venus-and-jupiter-in-june-2015"
"I’d also like to point out, the Star of Bethlehem was a sign for (presumably) gentile rulers to hail the Jewish messiah. If this June 30 event is a sign of the rapture, it would be a sign for the gentile church to greet the returning messiah. The Jewish rulers didn’t recognize him at his first coming, and they won’t recognize him when he comes at the rapture either. In that respect, I think there are parallels with the magi greeting the young Jesus and the church greeting the returning Jesus at the rapture. Again, it’s just speculation, I could be seeing parallels where there are none." http://raptureintheairnow.com/?topic=jupiter-venus-conjunction-june-30-2015-vs-june-17-2-bc&paged=2&new=1"
"Over the past six months many peculiarities have been found that add credibility to the significance of the tetrad of blood moons and their associated solar eclipses. Even planetary conjunctions lend their support of the last days scenario. It is truly remarkable and beyond human ingenuity. While the sun and moon turning to darkness concurrently is reserved for the time of the Tribulation of seven years, these events point ahead or back to the significant events of our era. - See more at: http://watchfortheday.org/moonsplanets.html#sthash.yCv8Dw1Z.dpuf"
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