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On a clear night, you can see...
We are indebted to Arthur Black for supplying this information.
Should you wish to communicate with Arthur, please email him at:  arthur.black10@btinternet.com
The Night Sky
 
December 2017:
4th Moon is in Gemini

8th As the Moon rises, it lies right in front of star Regulus ending at around 1015pm

13th Crescent Moon forms a triangle with Mars and star Spica with Jupiter well below.

13th/14th Geminid Meteor Shower

14th/15th Slim crescent Moon near bright Jupiter in the morning with Mars to the upper right

30th/31st As it grows dark on 30th, the Moon will be in front of the Hyades. Around 1am on 31st, the Moon occults star Aldebaran
 

Only two stars are visible in the evening sky:-
   Neptune (+7.9) in Aquarius setting around 1030pm
   Uranus (+5.7) lying in Pisces and sets around 230am

After midnight:-
   Mars (+1.6) rises at 330am and moves from Virgo into Libra
   Jupiter (-1.6) rises at 430am mid month in Libra gradually moving up in the morning sky and
   approaching Mars by the end of the month

Morning:-
   Venus (-3.8) at the start of December may be sen low in the dawn sky rising an hour before the
   Sun but soon dropping into the twilight zone.

   Mercury (-0.1) visible just before 7am from the last few days of the month low in the south east

Saturn is lost in daylight this month

Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.

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