Us vacations for FIG Halley’s Comet on June , A photograph taken by the Yerkes Observatory and published in an article in the New York Times on July , Image credit Wikimedia Commons. FIG Halley’s Comet in as portrayed on Scene of the Bayeux Tapestry. Image credit Wikimedia Commons. The temptation to identify Halley’s Comet in BC with the Star of Bethlehem has proved too great for some. James Fleming tried to support this hypothesis by arguing that there was a census in BC that would qualify as Quirinius’s irst census Luke , which brought Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem for the birth. According to Nikos Kokkinos, the Magi departed for Judea shortly after seeing the comet for the irst time and arrived in Jerusalem by mid-September B.C. Us vacations 2016.