Calendar with astronomical events for you to observe.
Opportunities for observation for December 2015:
Here's how it looks:
►December 03, 2015 - Moon at the last quarter. at 07:40 GMT.
►December 04, 2015 - Comet P / 2003 WC7 (LINEAR-Catalina) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on November 18, 2003. No data yet about its orbit or diameter.
►December 05, 2015 - Moon at apogee. Luna reach the farthest point from Earth (404800 km from Earth), at 14:56 GMT
►December 06, 2015 - Mars 0.1 ° N Moon at 02:40 GMT. Occultation.
►December 07, 2015 - Venus 0.7 ° N Moon at 16:55 GMT. Occultation.
►December 10, 2015 - Comet P / 2002 Q1 (Van Ness) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on August 17, 2002. No data yet about its orbit or diameter.
December 11, 2015 - New Moon. Moon will be directly between the Earth and the Sun and will not be visible from Earth. This phase occurs at 10:29 GMT.
►December 13,14, 2015 -Geminid meteor shower- is considered by many to be the best meteor shower on the sky. Geminids are known to produce up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak. Most usually appear on, or around 13 by December and 14, although some meteors should be visible between 06 and 19 December. They radiate from the constellation Gemini and originates from the asteroid 3200 Phaeton. This year, the new Moon will not block the meteors, and Geminids are so brilliant and it would be a good show. The best observation is to the east after midnight in a dark area.
►December 18, 2015 - Moon at the first quarter. at 15:14 GMT
►December 21, 2015 - Moon reaches perigee, the closest point to Earth (368418 km from Earth), at 8:53 GMT
►December 22, 23, 2015 - Ursid meteor shower. Ursids are a minor meteor shower which produces only about 5 to 10 meteors per hour. This is caused by dust left by the comet Tuttle, which was discovered in 1790. The shower is happening annually from December 17 to 26. This year, the maximum will occur on the night of 22. The best observations are after midnight, in a dark area., Away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
►December 23, 2015 - Aldebaran 0.7 ° S of Moon at 19:09 GMT.
►December 25, 2015 - Full Moon. The earth will be between the Sun and the Moon, and therefore, the Moon will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 11:11 GMT.
►December 26, 2015 - Comet P / 1998 QP54 (Lone-Tucker) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on August 2, 1998. No data yet about its orbit or diameter.
►December 31, 2015 - Comet C / 2013 C2 (Tenagra) reaches perihelion, the closest position of the sun. It was discovered on February 14, 2013. No data yet about its orbit or diameter.
►December 31, 2015 - Mercury at greatest elongation: 19.7 ° E at 03:00 GMT.
►December 31, 2015 - Jupiter Moon 1.5 ° N at 17:55 GMT.
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