Florida vacation spots for Needless to say, however, the mere presence of a comet appearing low in the eastern predawn sky would hardly have seemed of earthshaking signiicance to seasoned stargazers. Something extraordinary must have happened in connection with the comet’s heliacal rising, something perceived by the Magi to be utterly astonishing and to communicate deinitively that the divine Messiah was born at that time. We have already highlighted that no astronomical entity’s heliacal rising is more surprising and dramatic than that of a bright comet that has just made a very close pass by the Sun and is reemerging over the eastern horizon in advance of the Sun, or appearing on the western horizon, in the wake of the Sun’s setting. At that time around perihelion comets are at their most active, at the peak of their brightness, and at their most unpredictable. They may become visible during the daytime, and, in rare cases, shine with a brilliance surpassing that of the full Moon. Coma and tail growth go into overdrive in outer space and often within the dome of the sky. In the case of the Christ Comet, there was unquestionably something remarkable about the brightness, size, shape, location, and/or movement of the comet at the time when it heliacally rose. Florida vacation spots 2016.