Diary of Astronomical Phenomena for December

Diary of Astronomical Phenomena for December 2017
For the star map click here
For the Star Gazing in December  click here

 

Phases of the Moon (timings in IST hh:mm) 
Full moon   :  03-Dec 10:53 
Last quarter:  10-Dec 13:21 
New moon:      18-Dec 12:01 
First quarter: 26-Dec 14:50

Dec 03 Su 18:30 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.8° S
    03 Su 21:17 Full Moon
    04 Mo 14:12 Moon Perigee: 357500 km
    05 Tu 17:13 Moon North Dec.: 20° N
    07 Th 05:02 Mercury-Saturn: 1.3° N
    07 Th 15:00 Moon-Beehive: 2.5° N
    08 Fr 06:09 Moon Ascending Node
    09 Sa 03:55 Moon-Regulus: 0.7° S
    10 Su 13:21 Last Quarter
    13 We 07:10 Mercury Inferior Conj.
    13 We 21:57 Moon-Mars: 4.5° S
    14 Th 11:37 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120
    14 Th 19:56 Moon-Jupiter: 4.7° S
    18 Mo 12:01 New Moon
    19 Tu 06:57 Moon Apogee: 406600 km
    19 Tu 15:01 Moon South Dec.: 20.1° S
    21 Th 21:59 Winter Solstice
    22 Fr 01:48 Saturn Conjunction
    22 Fr 15:34 Moon Descending Node
    22 Fr 20:30 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10
    26 Tu 14:50 First Quarter
    31 Su 05:55 Moon-Aldebaran: 0.7° S
Geminids (From IMO Site) 
Active from December 4th to December 17th 
The Geminids are usually the strongest meteor shower of 
the year
Velocity: 35km/sec - Parent Object: 3200 Phaethon (asteroid)
Please also visit Observing Geminids

					
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I am the present Director of Nehru Planetarium of Nehru Centre Mumbai, India I like to talk about astronomy and sky observations to general public.
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