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Rare Christmas Star is seen in Wyoming skies


December 24, 2020

Courtesy of Heidi Romsa

Above: A view of the great conjunction or also known as the "Christmas Star" was visible in the southwestern skies of Wyoming.

Thanks to earth's tilt on its axis people recently experienced the Winter Solstice! The solstice happened on Monday, December 21st and this marks the official astrological first day of winter.

When the solstice rolls around, its the shortest day of the year. This event happens once in December for the northern hemisphere and once in June for the southern hemisphere. Meaning, while it is our winter solstice, the southern hemisphere is in their summer solstice and vice versa.

There is some belief the winter solstice is a day long activity, but it's not! The winter solstice is only a few minu...

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