Geminid meteor shower; Jupiter and Aldebaron dancing; the ‘end of the world’ and the December solstice – can the month get any more exciting for skygazers!? Continue reading
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This March gives sky watchers lot’s to look for including the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.
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Wrap up and get outside this month and you can see some fantastic things in the nightime sky.
Here are the Moon phases in the Northern hemisphere for December 2011 and other interesting things of note in the sky.