Astronomy instructor talks about rare appearance of "Christmas Star"


Get ready for a visual treat during the Winter Solstice (Dec. 21).


Jupiter and Saturn will reach their greatest conjunction around 6 p.m. our time. It has been about 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other and nearly 800 years since their alignment occurred at night.


Astronomy instructor Dixie Burns did a live interview with Channel 3 about what some are calling the “Christmas Star.”  She also talked to Channel 15 and Spectrum News.