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Upcoming Sky Events for December 2021

  4  New Moon

10 First Quarter Moon

13 - 14 Geminid Meteor Shower

18 Full Moon

26  Last Quarter Moon

Venus, Saturn, and Jupiter will form a bright line throughout December. Venus will be closest to the horizon, with Saturn and then Jupiter stretched from west to east.

Venus will be in the evening skies this month. On the 6th, the thin crescent Moon will be below Venus.

On the 7th, Saturn will be above the thin Moon.

Jupiter will be the highest planet in the evening sky this month. Look for the Moon below and to the right of Jupiter on the evening of the 8th.

Mercury will join Venus on the evening of the 20th. It will very close to the horizon.  Mercury will climb closer to Venus, and on the evening of the 30th, they will be very close together, with Mercury just to the left of Venus.

Mars will be visible in the early morning skies during the last week of December.  The Moon will be above and to the right of Mars on the 31st




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