Holiday in Carabobo – Carabobo Travel for With respect to the rd, when the approximately -degree-long comet became visible around sunset, it would have been seen at an altitude of degrees in the south-southeast, with its tail sweeping back toward the east. As it progressed on its nightly course through the sky it would have increasingly moved toward the Magi as they traveled to Bethlehem. hours after sunset, the nucleus was at an altitude of degrees in the south the comet’s highest point, or culmination. Thereafter, over the next minutes it dropped in altitude very slowly and imperceptibly, down a fraction of a degree to degrees. At this point it was in the south to south-southwest. If the rd was the night on which the Magi traveled from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, the Magi probably arrived at the town of their destination around this time, for the coma was then high in the sky in the direction of Bethlehem, and hence would have been directly in front of the Magi, with its long tail streaking back to their left. Accordingly, the Sun must have set and the Star appeared toward the beginning of their evening journey from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. Holiday in Carabobo – Carabobo Travel 2016.