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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4328 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4328 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2020 :  08:17:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Keep your eyes to the sky starting December 21 to see Jupiter and Saturn align for the first Christmas Star in 800 years. It should be visible for the 4th week in December and hopefully we'll all have clear skies to see it.

Dawn in IL

Make it a December to remember!

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5622 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5622 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2020 :  08:38:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dawn for letting us know. I put it in my day planner.

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14500 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14500 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2020 :  09:36:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yep,, me too! I am putting it on my calendar...
:>)

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1327 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1327 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2020 :  10:46:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We will be watching for that solstice star!

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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janamarieje
True Blue Farmgirl

1001 Posts

Jana
Southern California
USA
1001 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2020 :  11:44:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the information!

Jana
MJF #7110

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6725 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6725 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2020 :  11:53:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow...that should be very cool to see! I too will put it on my calendar and see if I can spot it. I usually take my dog out about 11:30 at night for his last trip out. So, that should be pretty perfect timing to be able to see it. So, thanks Dawn for sharing this info!!!

Hugs and Christmas Joy,
Peggy

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4328 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4328 Posts

Posted - Dec 08 2020 :  1:06:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't forget that it begins on the 21st but will shine for about a week. Hopefully all of us will have at least one night of clear skies to see it.

Dawn in IL

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4402 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4402 Posts

Posted - Dec 09 2020 :  12:30:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is exciting! Thanks for sharing Dawn! I will definitely be on the look out. I would love to see it.

Krista
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NatChap
True Blue Farmgirl

406 Posts

Natalie
Clarkesville GA
USA
406 Posts

Posted - Dec 09 2020 :  4:47:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dawn, I am looking forward to seeing this! Hopefully we all get to see it!

Keep shining!
Natalie

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4328 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4328 Posts

Posted - Dec 20 2020 :  06:34:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tomorrow night is the solstice! Wishing clear skies for all to see the "Christmas Star"!

Dawn in IL

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Dec 20 2020 :  10:32:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WE have been told that down here in Florida, our best nights to see this alignment of the two planets will be this week Tues.- Thurs. WE have a week of lots of rain shower activity forecast so Wednesday night looks like it might be our best hope. I spoke with a friend this morning who lives in Switzerland and she saw it this past Friday night. Over there she said it is called the "Bethlehem Star". I sure hope to see it this week.

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Red Tractor Girl
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4328 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4328 Posts

Posted - Dec 20 2020 :  4:12:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The planets should be visible for the week. I copied this from Google for everyone. Hope everyone has clear skies to see it!

Find a spot with an unobstructed view of the sky, such as a field or park. Jupiter and Saturn are bright, so they can be seen even from most cities. An hour after sunset, look to the southwestern sky. Jupiter will look like a bright star and be easily visible.

Dawn in IL

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3136 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3136 Posts

Posted - Dec 21 2020 :  02:41:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dawn, I will be looking. Happy Solstice to you and your family.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4402 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4402 Posts

Posted - Dec 21 2020 :  1:48:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put it in my calendar and set an alarm so I donít forget! We are super excited to see it. I hope our skies stay clear..

Krista
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1327 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1327 Posts

Posted - Dec 21 2020 :  2:38:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy Solstice! I am hoping to see the planets but am keeping fingers crossed as we have had some heavy fog yesterday and so far today.

Judith

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texdane
Farmgirl Legend Chapter Leader Chapter Guru

4595 Posts

Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
4595 Posts

Posted - Dec 21 2020 :  3:41:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was a clear day until time to go see the star and now there are clouds. Will try again later. Fingers crossed! I want to see it so badly.


Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole
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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4328 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4328 Posts

Posted - Dec 21 2020 :  4:59:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sadly it became very cloudy here west of Chicago. Tonight is the brightest the planets will be, but they are going to visible all week, so hopefully we will get to see them.
On the plus side our winter solstice Persian feast was delicious!

Dawn in IL

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5622 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5622 Posts

Posted - Dec 22 2020 :  05:40:42 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dawn, I'm sorry you weren't able to see the star last night. Hope tonight is clear for you. I did get to see it and I am so thankful you told us about it. Will try to remember to look again tonight.

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7681 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7681 Posts

Posted - Dec 22 2020 :  08:33:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was cloudy here last night so I thought I missed it. I didn't know it would be all this week. Quite a thing to see the same star so many years later.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

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LadyInRed
True Blue Farmgirl

6725 Posts

PeggyAnn
Vancouver WA
USA
6725 Posts

Posted - Dec 22 2020 :  10:53:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was very overcast last night but suppose to be better tonight. Our Farmsister Jami Bolton got a decent picture of it from Texas. She posted it on
FB. Well, for all us girls who didn't see it...don't give up...I'm NOT!

Hugs and smiles,
Peggy

Farmgirl #1326
Member since Feb. 2010
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Aug 2018-Farmgirl of the Month

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5622 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5622 Posts

Posted - Dec 23 2020 :  06:12:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Overcast last night so I missed the star. Maybe tonight but not counting on it. Our temps will be dropping later today so that means clouds.

FarmGirl Hugs, Sara
FarmGirl Sister #6034 Aug 2014
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

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ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4328 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4328 Posts

Posted - Dec 23 2020 :  07:36:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Darn, the clouds rolled in for us here as well. I've seen photos on TV and it is amazing how Saturn's rings are visible behind Jupiter. We are taking a big plunge in temps here tonight and for the next two days, so those clouds won't be leaving us. Oh well, I'll keep hoping & looking anyway!

Dawn in IL

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

5036 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
5036 Posts

Posted - Dec 23 2020 :  10:15:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We got to see it really well on Monday evening. With binoculars, we could see two distinct planets too. It was all so exciting to watch!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4402 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4402 Posts

Posted - Dec 23 2020 :  1:24:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We got to see the star in Utah. It was beautiful and so exciting! We only used binoculars, but I wish we had a telescope to see. But I have seen those pictures on Facebook of the planets more in detail. Such an exciting thing to experience and say I have seen. Thank you for sharing Dawn.

Krista
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3136 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3136 Posts

Posted - Dec 24 2020 :  03:19:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In Wisconsin it has been all clouds so far. We do have a white Christmas. .9 right now at quarter after 5 am, no looking forward to going out to milk. Also I can hear the wind blowing. Crossing my fingers we get one clear evening this week.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7681 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7681 Posts

Posted - Dec 24 2020 :  04:59:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We have been having cloudiness, and now wind and rain. I doubt we willget to see it at all.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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