I was reading my December issue of Astronomy and in the Astronews section I saw an article on a new comet that is suppose to "light up the sky". They say this comet will be the brightest ever seen by any person living today. To make it even more interesting, it is predicted to swing around the sun and then make a close approach to Earth near the end of December 2013, just in time for Christmas. What a sight to see, it should be as bright as a full moon at its closest approach to Earth. I sure hope I will still be around to see that spectacle.
Now this starts me to a wondering. It seems that a little over 2000 years ago around the first Christmas, there was a "bright star" in the sky that led the wise men to the Nativity. Some astronomers believe it was a near super nova that the wise men saw. I think it was this long term comet that they followed, since it was said that it moved across the sky to lead them on their journey. Of course I do not know for sure and this newly discovered comet (Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) or just Comet ISON) has not had its trajectory exactly calculated as of yet. But if it was the same "bright star" that predicted the birth of Jesus, maybe this same "bright star" will predict his return. Just wondering. . . Now you all have a great day, you hear?