December 2020

The information linked was taken from In-The-Sky website by Dominc Ford.

1 Pheonicid meteor shower
5 December φ-Cassiopeid meteor shower
6 Puppid-Velid meteor shower
8 Asteroid 16 Psyche at opposition
Moon at Last Quarter
Monocerotid meteor shower
11 σ-Hydrid meteor shower
LMC is well placed
12 Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
The Moon at perigee
Close approach of the Moon and Venus
13 Geminid meteor shower
14 Total solar eclipse
New Moon
NGC 1981 is well placed
15 141P/Machholz at perihelion
The Moon at perihelion
Comae Berenicid meteor shower
16 Mercury at aphelion
17 Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
19 December Leonis Minorid meteor shower
20 Mercury at superior solar conjunction
21 December solstice
Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
Close approach of Jupiter and Saturn
Moon at First Quarter
22 Asteroid 39 Laetitia at opposition
Ursid meteor shower
23 141P/Machholz reaches its brightest
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
24 The Moon at apogee
28 NGC 2232 is well placed
29 The Moon at aphelion
NGC 2244 is well placed
30 Full Moon

December 2021

14 Venus reaches highest point in evening sky
2 Pheonicid meteor shower
3 Conjunction of the Moon and Mars
4 Total solar eclipse
New Moon
6 December φ-Cassiopeid meteor shower
7 Conjunction of the Moon and Venus
Close approach of the Moon and Venus
Puppid-Velid meteor shower
Venus at greatest brightness
8 Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn
Close approach of the Moon and Saturn
9 Monocerotid meteor shower
Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter
Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter
10 Asteroid 44 Nysa at opposition
11 Moon at First Quarter
12 σ-Hydrid meteor shower
LMC is well placed
13 Conjunction of Venus and Pluto
14 Geminid meteor shower
15 NGC 1981 is well placed
16 Comae Berenicid meteor shower
19 Full Moon
December Leonis Minorid meteor shower
21 December solstice
22 Conjunction of Venus and Pluto
Ursid meteor shower
27 Moon at Last Quarter
28 NGC 2232 is well placed
29 Conjunction of Venus and Mercury
NGC 2244 is well placed
30 Conjunction of Mercury and Pluto
31 Close approach of the Moon and Mars
Lunar occultation of Mars
Conjunction of the Moon and Mars


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