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The Moon occults Aldebaran at ~01:00 UT, 31st December 2017.

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The waxing gibbous Moon is near to the Pleiades star cluster at ~06:00 UT, 30 December 2017.

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Saturn passes M21 (NGC 6531) at 00:30 UT, 30 December 2017.



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Mercury is at half-phase at 23:30 UT, 27th December 2017.

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Maximum westerly lunar libration is at 18:09 UT, 26th December 2017.

(look towards Grimaldi Crater in earthshine)



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First Quarter Moon is at 09:20 UT, 26th December 2017.

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Venus is close to Saturn (separation 1.1°) at 17:07 UT, 25th December 2017.

Venus is in Conjunction with Saturn (separation 1.1°) at 17:55 UT, 25th December 2017.

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Mercury is close to Antares at 00:52 UT, 24th December 2017

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Mercury is stationary, resuming prograde motion, at 02:34 UT, 23rd December 2017

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Mercury reaches maximum northerly declination (-19.420°) on the 22nd December 2017.

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