© Andy Roberts 1997. Pictured comet is C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp.
46P/Wirtanen makes its closest approach to the Sun.

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Geminid meteor shower

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Close approach of the Moon and Mars

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Moon at First Quarter

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Mercury at greatest elongation west

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NGC 1981 is well placed

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46P/Wirtanen reaches its brightest

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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.

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.

Caelum

The chisel; a southern constellation introduced by Lacaille in 1756.

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Yucca Valley

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

34.11°N
116.43°W
PST

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Tue, Dec 11, 2018


Sunrise 06:40
Sunset 16:35
Twilight ends 18:05
begins 05:10

4-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

19%

4 days old


Rise Set
Mercury 04:58 15:26
Venus 03:07 14:13
Moon 10:10 20:29
Mars 11:48 23:20
Jupiter 05:42 15:48
Saturn 08:04 17:59

All times shown in PST.
The sky on 11 December 2018
Sunrise
06:40
Sunset
16:35
Twilight ends
18:05
Twilight begins
05:10

4-day old moon
Waxing Crescent

19%

4 days old

Planets
Rise Culm. Set
Mercury 04:58 10:12 15:26
Venus 03:07 08:40 14:13
Moon 10:10 15:20 20:29
Mars 11:48 17:34 23:20
Jupiter 05:42 10:45 15:48
Saturn 08:04 13:01 17:59
All times shown in PST.