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Auriga

The charioteer; in Greek mythology, Erichthonius, son of Vulcan, the first person to attach four horses to a chariot.

Orion

The hunter; associated in Greek mythology with a son of Poseidon, but associated by the Sumerians with their great hero Gilgamesh.

Eridanus

The mythical river Eridanus; associated variously with the Nile or Po.

Taurus

The bull; said by the Sumerians to be charging at Orion the hunter, but in Greek mythology said to be Zeus in disguise.

Lepus

The hare; often depicted being chased by Orion and his two dogs.

Camelopardalis

The giraffe; a large but faint northern constellation introduced by Plancius in 1612.

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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Sat, Dec 15, 2018


Sunrise 07:20
Sunset 16:47
Twilight ends 18:23
begins 05:44

8-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

52%

8 days old


Rise Set
Mercury 05:34 15:35
Venus 03:36 14:26
Moon 12:49 00:22
Mars 12:05 23:38
Jupiter 06:07 15:48
Saturn 08:28 17:56

All times shown in EST.
The sky on 15 December 2018
Sunrise
07:20
Sunset
16:47
Twilight ends
18:23
Twilight begins
05:44

8-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

52%

8 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:34 10:35 15:35
Venus 03:36 09:01 14:26
Moon 12:49 18:35 00:22
Mars 12:05 17:52 23:38
Jupiter 06:07 10:58 15:48
Saturn 08:28 13:12 17:56
All times shown in EST.