What's up in the night sky from Dec 23 thru Dec 29

Dec 22

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12/22/2013 6:01 PM  RssIcon

Here's what's happening in the night sky for the week of December 23 thru December 29

Want to see what's up in the sky this week? This daily reminder chart will let you know lots of individual, time-sensitive events occurring in the night sky for amateur astronomers to observe naked eye, with binoculars and sometimes a telescope.

Not sure how to convert the Universal Times to your local time zone? For U.S. observers, click here. For other visitors, check this site.

Monday, Dec 23

Tuesday, Dec 24:

Wednesday, Dec 25:

  • Moon at Last Quarter at 13:48 UT
  • Algol at minimum, 12:49 UT
  • Moon is west of Mars for Americas in morning sky

Thursday, Dec 26:

  • Moon is 5 degrees south of Mars; at visibility in Americas, the Moon will be east of Mars

Friday, Dec 27:

  • The Moon and first magnitude Spica are 1.1 degree apart at 3:00 UT. An occultation of Spica is seen from northern Scandanavia, most of Russia, Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Mongolia and northern China
  • Some treats in Taurus: Ally's Braid and Davis' Dog

Saturday, Dec 28:

  • Algol at minimum, 09:38 UT

Sunday Dec 29:

  • Moon is 0.9 degree from Saturn; occultation seen from Kerguelen Islands and Antarctica

Not sure how to convert the Universal Times to your local time zone? For U.S. observers, click here. For other visitors, check this site.

Want to know how to find and see these sights and more in the night sky with binoculars or a small telescope? Check out the homepage. For recent videos of other celestial sights to see, click the "Videos" link at the top of this page.


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