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Thursday December 1 to Thursday December 8

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First Quarter Moon is Thursday December 1, Full Moon is Thursday December 8.  Jupiter is straightforward to see as brightest object within the night sky other than the Moon and is near the waxing Moon on the 2nd. Mars is now rising properly earlier than midnight, and is at opposition, when it’s largest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the eighth. Mercury and Venus climb greater within the night twilight.

First Quarter Moon is Thursday December 1, Full Moon is Thursday December 8. 

 

Night sky on Saturday, December 3 as seen from Adelaide at 20:45
ACDST, (half-hour after sundown, click on
to embiggen). Venus and Mercury are low above the horizon within the twilight. You will have a low, unobstructed horizon just like the ocean to see them clearly (and probably binoculars as properly).

   

Related views can be seen from the remainder of Australia on the equal
native time (half-hour after sundown).

Night sky on Thursday, December 8 as seen from Adelaide at 22:06 ACDST, 90 minutes after sundown(click on
to embiggen). Mars varieties a triangle the intense stars Elnath and Zeta Taurii.

 

Mars is at opposition, when is at its largest and brightest as seen from Earth. The Full Moon is The inset is the telescopic view at the moment.

   

Related views can be seen from the remainder of Australia on the equal
native time (90 minutes after sundown). 

 

Night sky on Friday, December 2 as seen from Adelaide at 21:59 ACDST, 90 minutes after sundown (click on
to embiggen).

Saturn varieties a line with iota, delta and gamma Capricornii with Jupiter to the north. The waxing Moon is near Jupiter.

 

The insets are the telescopic views of Saturn and Jupiter on the similar magnification at the moment.

 Related views can be seen from the remainder of Australia on the equal
native time (90 minutes after sundown). 

 

 

Entire sky on Saturday, December 3 as seen from Adelaide at 22:00 ACDST, 90 minutes after sundown (click on
to embiggen). The Moon, Saturn , Jupiter and Mars are seen spanning the sky from horizon to horizon.

Scorpius is sinking within the western horizon with the teapot of Sagittarius above. The low altitude makes the clusters of Sagittarius exhausting to make out.

The Scorpions foe, Orion the Hunter, is rising within the east.

Between the intense star
Canopus and the Southern Cross are one other wealth of binocular objects to
uncover however the moons gentle interferes considerably.

 

  

 Elsewhere
in Australia will see an analogous view on the equal time (90 minutes after sundown). 

 

Mercury climbs out of the twilight.

Venus climbs out of the twilight.

Mars varieties a triangle the intense stars Elnath and Zeta Taurii, the information of the horns of the Bull, however is now transferring up the horns again in direction of crimson Aldebaran. Mars is  is at opposition, when it’s largest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the eighth, with the Full Moon under.

Jupiter climbs greater within the late night sky was at opposition, when it was largest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the twenty seventh of September. Jupiter is seen all night. Jupiter is near the waxing Moon on the 2nd.

Saturn varieties a line with iota, delta and gamma Capricornii. Saturn was at opposition, when it was largest and brightest as seen from Earth, on the fifteenth of August. Saturn is near the crescent Moon on the twenty ninth.

 

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