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On the 31st December, 3 to 4 hours before sunrise, Venus and the waning crescent moon will be near together in the southeastern sky.

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Uranus is in the constellation Pisces on the 24th December, 2010.

Magnitude= 5.8mag   
Best seen from 17.3h -22.9h
RA=23h48m56s  Dec= -2°00.4' (J2000)
Distance=20.168AU 
Elongation= 84°  
Diameter=3.5"

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Mercury is at inferior conjunction at 01:00 UT, 20th December, 2010.


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See a crescent shaped Venus on Sunday morning

Astronomy enthusiasts have the unique opportunity to view a crescent-shaped planet Venus in all its glory on Sunday morning between 4.30 am and 8 am at a sky gazing programme organised by the Jyotirvidya Parisanstha or the Amateur Astronomers Association.
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Venus is in the constellation Libra
Magnitude=-4.6mag   
Best seen from  3.9h -13.8h
RA=14h41m56s  Dec=-12°28.9' (J2000)
Distance=0.520AU 
Elongation= 45°  
Phase k=37% 
Diameter=32.1"

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A Busy Day on the Celestial Calendar: A Total Lunar Eclipse and the Winter Solstice Coincide on December 21

With frigid temperatures already blanketing much of the United States, the arrival of the winter solstice on December 21 may not be an occasion many people feel like celebrating. But a dazzling total lunar eclipse to start the day might just raise a few chilled spirits.
Early in the morning on December 21 a total lunar eclipse will be visible to sky watchers across North America (for observers in western states the eclipse actually begins late in the evening of December 20), Greenland and Iceland. Viewers in Western Europe will be able to see the beginning stages of the eclipse before moonset, and in western Asia the later stages of the eclipse will be visible after moonrise.

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People throughout history have looked to the skies for portents during troubled times, and those looking from the gutter to the stars later tonight are in for a treat as a meteor phenomenon reaches its peak while Jupiter and the Moon appear near each other in the sky.
The Geminid meteor shower , which peaks tonight, is the best shooting star display of the year, according to David Moore, chairman of Astronomy Ireland.

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Tonight the Moon is near to the planet Jupiter in the southern sky. Both will set around midnight.

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Im Dezember 2010 begegnet der Planet Saturn dem Stern 44 Virgo . Das ist der Auftakt für eine Dreifachkonjunktion zwischen diesen beiden Himmelskörpern. Zwar läuft Saturn auch an 46 Vir und 48 Vir vorbei, aber die Konjunktionen mit 44 Vir sind am geringsten und darum soll es hier gehen. Die Konjunktionen dauern bis 2011. Hier zunächst die genauen Daten:

1. Konjunktion:     10.12.2010     16:18 TT     Abstand     0,0394° süd

2.Konjunktion:     14.03.2011     22:45 TT     Abstand     0,34982° nord

3. Konjunktion     02.09.2011     17:45 TT     Abstand     0,07087° süd



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