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Saturn is in conjunction with the Sun on the 21st December 2017.
Saturn is at its furthest distance at 17:00 UT, 21st December 2017.

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Mars crosses into the constellation Libra from Virgo on the 21st December 2017.

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The Sun enters the zodiac sign Capricorn at 16:28 UT, 21st December 2017.
Southern Solstice is at 16:27.9 UT, 21st December 2017.

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Maximum southerly lunar declination (-20.062°) is at 09:31 UT, 19th December 2017

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Lunar apogee (farthest from the Earth) is at 01:43 UT, 19th December 2017

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New Moon is at 06:30 UT, 18th December 2017



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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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