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24 Feb 2024 23:32:17 EST (-0500)
  Re: First "Christmas Star" in Nearly 800 Years  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 20 Dec 2020 02:39:12
Message: <5fdeffa0@news.povray.org>
Op 19/12/2020 om 18:05 schreef Ash Holsenback:
> On 12/18/20 8:09 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
>> On 2020-12-04 2:54 PM (-4), Bald Eagle wrote:
>>> For the several solar system modelers amongst us:
>>> Jupiter and Saturn Will Align to Create the First "Christmas Star" in 
>>> Nearly 800
>>> Years
>>> https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/jupiter-saturn-christmas-star-48024008 
>> Here we go again...


>> impression that this event was a predictable outcome of the regular 
>> clockwork of the Solar System.


>> apart, or half the distance between Mizar and Alcor of the Big 

>> with bad vision, the pair will not appear much more "radiant" than 
>> Jupiter does alone.


>> article arguing that since the account in Matthew was a faith-based 
>> story, attempts to identify an actual corresponding astronomical event 

>> read between the lines that all those murdered babies are living it up 

>> circumstances surrounding Jesus' birth are unknown.
>> Lest you call me a killjoy, the reality not meeting an expectation 
>> would be a bigger letdown than my explaining what is actually going 

> hey why is it you can't find a flux capacitor when you need it... sheesh 
> we could go and see for ourselves

Dangerous stuff. You could end up like Karl Glogauer in Michael 
Moorcock's "Behold the Man". ;-)


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