Welcome to a monthly description of our night sky for December.
Mercury and Venus close.
Saturn and the crescent Moon close.
Venus returns to the evening sky.
6th Full Moon.
13th Moon at apogee (farthest from Earth at 404,581 km).
14th Last Quarter.
22nd New Moon.
25th Moon at perigee (closest to Earth at 364,797 km).
29th First Quarter.
Mercury at its best in the evening sky.
Mercury, Moon and Spica form a triangle (26th).
Saturn and the crescent Moon close twice this month.
Comet PANSTARRS well placed in the morning sky
Welcome to a monthly description of our night sky for October.
Total eclipse of the Moon (8th).
Uranus at opposition and close to Moon during eclipse.
The Orionids meteor shower.
Comet PANSTARRS at brightest in Puppis.