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Saturday, December 07, 2013


Southern Skywatch December, 2013 edition is now out!

Evening sky looking west as seen from Adelaide at 21:00 pm ACDST  on Friday December 6. Venus is high in the evening sky in Sagittarius. The inset shows the telescopic view of Venus. Similar views will be seen elsewhere at the equivalent local times.  Click to embiggen.

The December edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

There's a bit of planetary action this month with  Venus, Jupiter and Mars meeting the Moon.

Mars climbs higher to the morning sky and is near the crescent Moon on the 26th.  Jupiter climbs higher still and is also near the Moon on the19th.

Mercury is lost in the twilight.

 Saturn returns to the morning sky and is close to the Moon on the 29th.

The Geminid meteor shower is best on the morning of the 14th, and some decent meteors should be seen. 


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