What time will the first Christmas star appear?
Christmas Eve is the time when we share the wafer with our loved ones and wish each other. Tradition dictates that we should not sit down at the table before the first star appears in the sky. Which is when?
On this year’s Christmas Eve, the Sun will set at 3:24 p.m. Then you will be able to see the planet Venus – about 18 degrees above the horizon in the southern direction in the constellation Capricornus. If the planet is enough for you, you can already sit down to dinner at sunset.
However, the first real star will appear at 3:55 p.m. and it will be Capella, the brightest star in the constellation of Capricornus. It will be possible to find it after pónortheastern part of the sky.
At 16:05 another star should appear. This Vega – the brightest star in the constellation of Lute.