PHOTOS: So-called "Star of Bethlehem" seen over Houston

Eyewitness News viewers caught the two brightest planets in our night sky paired up last night. During this conjunction, Jupiter and Venus came within 1/100 of a degree of each other, becoming indistinguishable to the naked eye.

Some called this "The Star of Bethlehem" conjunction because Jupiter and Venus did something similar near the star Regulus in 3/2BC. Many astronomers speculated that this ancient celestial event is the one recorded in the Bible's Gospel of Matthew.
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