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Important note: The times of the events are for Munich and in MEZ or MESZ, if applicable !!





December 2014



Day Time (MEZ) Event
02 Tue 09:32 Moon Descending Node
05 Fri 23h Moon in Hyades cluster
06 Sat 05:35 Moon-Aldebaran: 1.5 S
06 Sat 13:27 Full Moon
07 Sun 10:06 Moon North Dec.: 18.7 N
08 Mon 10:37 Mercury Superior Conjunction
13 Sat 00:02 Moon Apogee: 404600 km
14 Sun 12:39 Geminid Shower: ZHR = 120
14 Sun 13:51 Moon Last Quarter
16 Tue 07:11 Jupiter: shadows of Io and Europa
16 Tue 07:18 Jupiter: transit of Europa, shadows of Io, Europa
16 Tue 14:27 Moon Ascending Node
17 Wed 03:24 Jupiter: Europa's shadow partially eclipses Ganymede until 03:40
17 Wed 04:23 Jupiter: Io eclipse begins
17 Wed 23:54 Jupiter: Europa eclipse begins
18 Thu 00:01 Jupiter: Ganymede eclipse ends
18 Thu 02:42 Jupiter: only 1 moon visible
18 Thu 06:33.7 Moon occults SAO 158554 (double, 6.5) until 07:29.6
18 Thu 06:34 Jupiter: Europa partially occults Ganymede until 07:21
18 Thu 22:52 Jupiter: Io eclipse begins
19 Fri 21:55 Moon-Saturn: 1.6 S
19 Fri 22:25 Jupiter: Io and Europa in transit until 23:25
20 Sat 06:31 Jupiter: Europa partially occults Io until 06:52
21 Sun 04:13 Jupiter: Callisto's shadow annularly eclipses Io until 04:32
21 Sun 05:11 Jupiter: Ganymede partially occults Io until 05:22
21 Sun 19:25 Moon South Dec.: 18.7 S
22 Mon 00:03 Winter Solstice
22 Mon 02:36 New Moon (topocentric: 02:10)
22 Mon 03:05 Jupiter: Ganymede partially occults Io until 03:20
22 Mon 06:21 Jupiter: Callisto's shadow partially eclipses Io until 06:29
22 Mon 21:00 Ursid Shower: ZHR = 10
23 Tue 02:28 Mars (1.1) 38' from theta Cap (4.1), observe in the evening, difficult
24 Wed 06:17 Jupiter: Io eclipse begins
24 Wed 07:24 Jupiter: Europa's shadow annularly eclipses Ganymede until 07:45
24 Wed 17:43 Moon Perigee: 364800 km
25 Thu 00:21 Jupiter: Ganymede eclipse until 04:00
25 Thu 02:28 Jupiter: Europa eclipse begins
25 Thu 04:29 Jupiter: only 1 moon visible until 05:50
25 Thu 11:54 Equation of time is zero
25 Thu 16.7h Moon 7 from Mars (1.1)
25 Thu 23:55 Jupiter: Europa partially occults Ganymede until 00:17
26 Fri 00:46 Jupiter: Io eclipse begins
26 Fri 17:34.4 Moon occults SAO 146135 (double, 6.2) until 18:41.2
26 Fri 18:15.0 Moon occults SAO 146142 (6.9) until 19:23.0
26 Fri 22:54 Jupiter: 1 moon (Europa) and 2 shadows (Io, Europa)
26 Fri 22:56 Jupiter: 2 moons (Io, Europa) and 2 shadows (Io, Europa) until 23:56
26 Fri 23:56 Jupiter: 2 moons (Io, Europa) and 1 shadow (Io) until 00:18
27 Sat 00:18 Jupiter: 2 moons (Io, Europa) in transit until 01:13
27 Sat 06:33 Jupiter: Europa's shadow partially eclipses Io until 06:53
27 Sat 19:20.9 Moon occults 11 Psc (6.3) until 20:30.1
27 Sat 21:59.0 Moon occults 14 Psc (5.9)
27 Sat 23:58 Mars (1.1) 12' from iota Cap (4.3), observe in the evening, difficult
28 Sun 19:31 Moon: first quarter (topocentric: 20:23)
29 Mon 06:23 Jupiter: Ganymede partially occults Io until 06:33
29 Mon 06:53 Jupiter: Ganymede's shadow partially eclipses Callisto until 07:05
29 Mon 10:27 Moon Descending Node
29 Mon 18:21.5 Moon occults 88 Psc (6.0) until 19:18.6
29 Mon 23:48 Jupiter: Callisto eclipse until 04:41
30 Tue 22:38 Jupiter: Europa partially occults Io until 22:50



Visibility of planets in December:

Mercury: in Scorpius/Sagittarius; invisible
Venus: in Ophiuchus/Sagittarius; end of Dec in the SW evening sky
Mars: in Capricornus; SW evening sky
Jupiter: in Leo; second half of the night
Saturn: in Libra; SE morning sky
Uranus: in Pisces; first half of the night
Neptune: in Aquarius; SW evening sky


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