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In Christian tradition, the Star of Bethlehem guided the magi to the town of Bethlehem, where they meet the baby Jesus and present him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh – but what was this light that guided them, and is there astronomical truth to its Biblical appearance?
What Christmas celebration could be complete without beautiful lights? This Christmas, the light show will not just be in your neighbor's yard, but in the sky as well.
An Australian astronomer says the Christmas star that led the three Wise Men to Jesus appeared in June, not December. Dave Reneke, former chief lecturer at the Port Macquarie Observatory in New South Wales who now is news editor of Sky and Space magazine, said complex computer software was used to map the night sky as it would have appeared over Bethlehem 2,000 years ago.The research pinpoints the date of Christ's birth as June 17 rather than Dec.