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December

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
DayPhenomenonHour
2The Moon is at perigee.0000
5FULL MOON0000
6Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion.2000
9Mercury is 1° 0' north of Mars.2000
10Saturn is 1° 2' south of the Moon. Occultation of Saturn by the Moon.1100
10Mercury is 0° 1' north of Jupiter.1600
12Mars is 0° 8' south of Jupiter.0000
12LAST QUARTER1500
13The Moon is at apogee.1900
14Mercury is 5° north of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.0800
15Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 8' north of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.1100
18Pluto is in conjunction with the Sun.1500
18Jupiter is 6° north of the Moon.2100
19Mars is 4° north of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.0300
19Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.0400
19Mars is 5° north of the Moon.0400
20NEW MOON1400
22Solstice0000
24Neptune is 3° north of the Moon.0300
25Uranus is 0° 08' south of the Moon. Occultation of Uranus by the Moon.2100
27FIRST QUARTER1500
28The Moon is at perigee.0200

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