The Night Sky This Month – December 2018

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    The Night Sky This Month – December 2018

    Yasushi-Aoshima-Comet-Wirtanen.jpg
    An image of Comet 46/P (Wirtanen) taken in early October by Yasushi Aoshima from Ishikawa, Japan.

    As the year 2018 comes to an end, the sky is full of wonders and celestial sights to behold. Planets congregate in the morning sky, with Venus reaching an astonishing degree of brightness, while Jupiter and Venus make a close approach on the day of December solstice. The Geminids, a reliable and impressive meteor shower, peaks at mid month. And a small periodic comet makes a close approach to Earth, possibly growing bright and large enough to see without optics and making a photogenic target for imagers. Here’s what to see in the night sky this month…….. For full details CLICK HERE

    Courtesy of COSMIC PURSUITS

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