The Star of Bethlehem in 2020?

On December 21, the planets Jupiter and Saturn aligned to create a bright “star” in the sky. Some speculated that the star of Bethlehem may have been this same event. I did some research a few years ago on the star, because I wondered what astrologers from “the east” would have seen that told them a new king of the Jews was born, and why Herod and his Jewish subjects didn’t see it. I’ve found what I think is a plausible explanation for it.

If it’s anything like the “star” I saw Monday night, you and I probably would have missed it, because it wasn’t particularly bright…