There is a remarkable documentary regarding “The Star of Bethlehem” that blew my socks off and was quite stunning. You can find the documentary here. Astronomers can actually go back to any period in history and show what the skies were doing with respect to positions of the stars, and celestial movement. There had to have been something remarkable that happened in the skies during the time of Jesus’ birth. One man stumbles upon the incident that compelled those to write about the Star.
One important argument to debunk the notions of a comet, a supernova, or some other fantastic celestial event comes right from the Gospel of Matthew itself. When the Magi came to Jerusalem and sought out king Herod, they told him that they had come to visit "he that is born King of the Jews," and that they had seen his star in the east. Herod then consulted the chief priests and the scribes to ask them about it, and it was they who told him that Christ was to be born in Bethlehem.
If the Star of Bethlehem had been some kind of unusual celestial phenomenon, there would have been no need for Herod to ask about what exactly this "star" was all about. This would indicate that the "star" was nothing unusual in the night sky except for those who studied the stars and understood the significance of something that was in plain sight to anyone on earth.
This would point toward the movement of the moon and/or one or more planets as the key to what exactly the Star of Bethlehem was, since the moon and planets are the only celestial bodies that move across the sky in patterns that change against the rest of the stars in the sky from one night to the next.
looks interesting bump