The astronomical phenomenon on Ramadan weekend in the sky will show the conjunction of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter in a triangle as if they are on a divine meeting reminiscent of similar biblical phenomenon that showed the Magi the location of the birth place of Jesus, 2000 years ago.
The crescent Moon in the vicinity of Venus and Jupiter, the second, third and fourth brightest celestial bodies after the Sun in our solar system, will be visible on Sunday evening around 7 PM in the west of the sky with Jupiter hovering over the moon on the right and Venus on the left.
Venus, the second planet from Sun, is located 77 million km from the Earth and Jupiter is fifth from the Sun is located 909 million km from Earth and they will be visible to the naked eye on Sunday.
This is not a rare phenomenon as some tried to make it but merely significant since the crescent moon of Ramadan too appears close to them in the sky, making the celestial extravaganza worth watching in the clear sky.
Otherwise, the Star of Bethlehem was believed to have revealed the birth of Jesus to the Biblical Magi, and later led them to Bethlehem and it was recorded in the native story of the Gospel of Matthew, where magi “from the east” are inspired by the star to travel to Jerusalem.
But many modern scholars brush it aside as a pios fiction and not based on a historical event, which would not have missed its mention in other ancient writings.
Although the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ was visible from July 1, 2015, it would be the brightest on Sunday with the crescent moon in the forefront, prompting some conspiracy theorists harp on doomsday prediction again as an indication of the imminent “end that is beginning to unfold.”
NASA has just suggested that it could be the “very best yard sky demonstrate of 2015″.