The Night Sky in December

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    What We Saw in November

    David Meets Orion

    Driving from St David's last night (Saturday 23rd Nov) at 11 pm with a very clear sky  Orion was high in the sky and so visible. It seemed to fill the sky. I have never seen it like this before.

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    The Night Sky in December
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    As the year 2019 winds down, the night sky is full of wonders and celestial sights that lend themselves to patient observation and reflection. Planets congregate in the evening sky, with Jupiter and Saturn on the way out for the year as Venus grows brighter and higher as the month progresses. The crescent Moon adds some pizzaz to this planet congregation in the first days and last days of the month. Mercury and Mars are visible in the morning sky before sunrise. The Geminids, a reliable and impressive meteor shower, peaks at mid-month while a second lesser-known meteor shower peaks a week later. And, of course, the Sun reaches its most southerly point on the ecliptic, ushering in winter in the northern hemisphere and summer in the south. Here’s what to see in the night sky this month……………….

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