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December 2008 Phenomena

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
1 Venus is 2 north of Jupiter. 0424
1 Jupiter is 1 4' north of the Moon. 0945
1 Venus is 0 9' south of the Moon. 1101
5 FIRST QUARTER 1626
5 Mars is in conjunction with the Sun. 1702
11 Pleiades is 0 7' south of the Moon. 0238
12 FULL MOON 1137
12 Moon is at perigee. 1637
15 Beehive is 1 4' north of the Moon. 1343
17 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 2 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 0447
19 LAST QUARTER 0529
21 Solstice. 0704
25 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0 1' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 0153
26 The Moon is at apogee. 1250
27 NEW MOON 0722
29 Jupiter is 0 7' north of the Moon. 0407
31 Venus is 3 7' south of the Moon. 1603

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