December

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
1 LAST QUARTER 1300
1 Saturn is 2° north of the Moon. 1300
6 Venus is 7° north of the Moon. 0100
6 The Moon is at apogee. 1700
9 NEW MOON 1800
12 Vesta, the third-largest asteroid, is 0° 4' north of the Moon. Occultation of Vesta by the Moon. 2100
14 Neptune is 0° 7' north of the Moon. Occultation of Neptune by the Moon. 1800
16 Pallas, the second-largest asteroid, is 1° 0' south of the Moon. Occultation of Pallas by the Moon. 0100
16 Uranus is 2° south of the Moon. 1800
17 FIRST QUARTER 1000
17 Mercury is in superior conjunction. 1500
19 Mars is at its closest approach. 0000
20 Saturn appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from direct motion to retrograde motion. 1200
21 Pluto is in conjunction with the Sun. 0000
22 Solstice. 0600
22 The Moon is at perigee. 1000
23 Jupiter is in conjunction with the Sun. 0600
24 FULL MOON 0100
24 Mars is 0° 9' south of the Moon. Occultation of Mars by the Moon. 0300
24 Mars is at opposition. 2000
28 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 0° 6' north of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 0500
28 Saturn is 3° north of the Moon. 2200
31 LAST QUARTER 0800

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