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Canis Major

The greater dog; in Greek mythology, a hunting dog belonging to Orion, depicted pursuing the hare Lepus.

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.

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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77.49°W
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Mon, Dec 17, 2018


Sunrise 07:22
Sunset 16:47
Twilight ends 18:24
begins 05:45

10-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

68%

10 days old


Rise Set
Mercury 05:37 15:34
Venus 03:36 14:23
Moon 13:45 01:22
Mars 12:00 23:37
Jupiter 06:01 15:42
Saturn 08:21 17:50

All times shown in EST.
The sky on 17 December 2018
Sunrise
07:22
Sunset
16:47
Twilight ends
18:24
Twilight begins
05:45

10-day old moon
Waxing Gibbous

68%

10 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 05:37 10:36 15:34
Venus 03:36 08:59 14:23
Moon 13:45 20:04 01:22
Mars 12:00 17:49 23:37
Jupiter 06:01 10:52 15:42
Saturn 08:21 13:05 17:50
All times shown in EST.