SKYLINE - Info about Astro events

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

December 2016

Day Time (MEZ) Event
03 Sat 16:45 Moon 5 north of Venus
05 Mon 18h Moon 4 northeast of Mars
05 Mon 20:20.0 Moon occults star HIP 107412 (6.7 mag)
06 Tue 18:19.2 Moon occults star HIP 111398 (6.5 mag)
06 Tue 21:53.3 Moon occults star HIP 111910 (6.9 mag)
06 Tue 2h0:42.6 Moon 1 west of Neptune
07 Wed 10:03 Moon first quarter
09 Fri 20:30 Moon 3.7 south of Uranus
09 Fri 20:50.8 occultation of star 89 Psc (5.1 mag) by the Moon
11 Sun 6h Mercury (-0.4 mag) in greatest eastern elongation
11 Sun 19:05.5 Moon occults star HIP 14764 (6.0 mag)
12 Mon 23:00.1 Full Moon occults star gamma Tau (3.6 mag)
13 Tue 03:15-04:15 Moon in Hyades open cluster, occults several stars
14 Wed 01:06 Full Moon
21 Wed 02:56 Moon last quarter
21 Wed 11:44 Winter solstice
29 Thu 07:53 New Moon

Visibility of planets in December:

Mercury: in Sagittarius, from 10-20 Dec in the SW evening sky
Venus: in Sagittarius/Capricornus; SW evening sky
Mars: in Capricornus/Aquarius; SW evening sky
Jupiter: in Virgo; eastern morning sky
Saturn: in Ophiuchus; invisible
Uranus: in Pisces; almost all the night
Neptune: in Aquarius; first half of the night

Find Iridium flares and passes of the ISS space station for Munich.

For more information please consult Heavens Above or Calsky.

See maps of the sky from Skymaps

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