Holiday in Shanxi – Shanxi Travel for While the cometary arrow lew through the sky from bow to forehead, the coma would have steadily shrunk in length from something like degrees to about degrees. Together with the building apparent magnitude as the comet approached the Sun, this shrinking of the coma would have intensified the brightness. The celestial display had already been remarkable. Having watched what it did, the Magi may have concluded that the Star was signaling the demise of the forces of Chaos and Darkness in the cosmos. These forces were destined to be decisively and overwhelmingly conquered. Order would once again prevail in the cosmos. It is doubtful at this stage, however, whether the Magi associated the Star with the Jewish Messiah. Holiday in Shanxi – Shanxi Travel 2016.