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.
PHOTOS: So-called "Star of Bethlehem" seen over Houston
A viewer-submitted photo of Jupiter and Venus pairing up in the night sky. The event is known by some as the "Star of Bethlehem." (KTRK Photo/ iWitness Reports)