The Moon in conjunction with Venus and Jupiter, with the Very Large Telescope in the foreground. Image © Y. Beletsky, ESO, 2009.
The Moon and Mars pass within 3°56' of each other.

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Geminid meteor shower

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NGC 1981 is well placed

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Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter

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New Moon

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December solstice

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Ursid meteor shower

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Constellations More »

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
EST

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Tue, Dec 12, 2017

All times shown in EST.
Sunrise 07:18
Sunset 16:46
Twilight ends 18:22
begins 05:42

24-day old moon
Age of Moon
24 days

Rise Set
Mercury 07:18 16:55
Venus 06:48 16:20
Moon 01:56 13:47
Mars 03:17 14:10
Jupiter 04:14 14:41
Saturn 07:53 17:23

The sky on 12 December 2017
Sunrise 07:18
Sunset 16:46
Twilight ends
18:22
Twilight begins
05:42

24-day old moon
Age of Moon
24 days

All times shown in EST.
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 07:18 12:06 16:55
Venus 06:48 11:34 16:20
Moon 01:56 07:52 13:47
Mars 03:17 08:43 14:10
Jupiter 04:14 09:28 14:41
Saturn 07:53 12:38 17:23