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Sirius in the East: Sirius means ‘scorching’, and aside from the Sun, Sirius is the brightest star in our sky. It is also called the ‘Dog Star’ because it is the brightest star in the constellation of Canis Major (The Big Dog). Some people refer to it as ‘the Eye of the Dog’.What is this star shining in the east?
A Star Shining In the East After our Lord Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea wise men from the East came to Jerusalem. They were following a very bright star that appeared in the sky the day our Lord was born. The wise men knew that this star was very special.What is the name of the star in the east?
The Star of Bethlehem, or Christmas Star, appears only in the nativity story of the Gospel of Matthew, where "wise men from the East" (Magi) are inspired by the star to travel to Jerusalem.Why do stars rise in the east?
The same reason that the sun (our closest star) rises in the east and sets in the west: our planet is rotating west to east. If you stand up and turn around clockwise, the world around you seems to spin counter clockwise. This is the same thing we experience here on planet Earth.