Solar Eclipse Supermoon and March Equinox

Today we see some truly momentous events in the heavens,a total solar eclipse, which comes in the middle of four Blood Moon.

There’s more: a supermoon which will coincide with the autumn equinox. Of course, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, it’s the spring equinox. On top of all that, today’s new moon coincides with the occurrence of a phenomena known as the supermoon. Continue reading “Solar Eclipse Supermoon and March Equinox”

Was 3 BC Venus “Star of Wonder” the Real Christmas Star?


A week ago, one morning after a restless night, I was up before dawn. There in the predawn blue-black sky was a burning “star”. So startling in it’s intensity and so bright it was that it seemed unreal.

I stared at it for a long time thinking that I had never seen anything quite so astonishingly brilliant  in the sky. Well, apart from the Sun and the Moon, that is.

Days later my friend Bill, who is an amateur astronomer, solved the mystery for me. “Venus is exceptionally bright in the sky right now”, he said. That got me to thinking about the Christmas Star, it being Christmas and all. Could there really have been a “Star of Wonder”. Continue reading “Was 3 BC Venus “Star of Wonder” the Real Christmas Star?”