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Orion's Belt is at its highest point in the sky around midnight on December 15.



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Mercury is close to Venus (separation: 2.2°) at 12:00 UT, 15th December 2017

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A very thin waning crescent Moon is near to Mars and Jupiter on the 14th December 2017

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The Moon occults asteroid (4) Vesta at ~19:00 UT, 14th December 2017.

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Mercury makes its closest approach to the Earth at 02:45 UT, 13th December 2017

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Mercury is at perigee at 02:44 UT, 13th December 2017

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Mercury is at Inferior conjunction on the 13th December 2017



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Mercury is at perihelion (nearest to the Sun) at 11:43 UT, 12th December 2017.

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Maximum easterly lunar libration is at 12:50 UT, 10th December 2017.
(Look towards Mare Crisium in earthshine)

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Last Quarter Moon is at 07:51 UT, 10th December 2017.

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