PHOTOS: ‘Christmas Star' Brings Magic to Night Sky After 800 Year

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John Melson
A stunning picture captured in San Marcos on Dec. 21, 2020 of the Great Conjunction.
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Dayleen Grondalski
POV: Looking through a telescope up at the “Christmas Star” in the Poway and Scripps Ranch area.
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Evelyn Armstrong
An NBC 7 viewer got an early look at the phenomenon.
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Julian Betts
It may appear small in the sky, but the beauty is massive!
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Kathy Julien
NBC 7 viewer Kathy Julien had her telescope ready in San Marcos to spot the Great Conjunction.
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John Melson
An NBC 7 viewer set up in San Marcos to catch a glimpse of the once-in-a-lifetime sight.
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YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images
A picture taken on December 21, 2020, in al-Salmi district, a desert area west of Kuwait City, shows the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.
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CiCi Sayer
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Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
A view of the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn over the sky in New York City on December 21, 2020.
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