Scientists brought more information which reveals a bond between Venus and Mars. On December 1st, the moon will rise being accompanied by Venus. Mercury will be hiding behind the moon, being invisible for us because it will close to the sun. On December 2nd, Venus will accompany the moon again until on December 3rd the moon will appear as hanging above Venus.
- Scientists offered us an astrology lesson, teaching us the celestial events which will happen in December.
- Stargazers will be thrilled to witness the meteor showers and the triangle between Venus, Mars and Fomalhaut.
Starting with December 4th until December 5th, the moon will approach Mars. On December 29th, the new moon will rise. During this month, we can observe a continuously changing triangle determined by Venus, Mars, and Fomalhaut, a star in Piscis Austrinus. Venus is now slowly moving towards Mars. At the beginning of 2017, the two planets will slide one towards the other and then will split again.
Thus, Venus will descend between the sun and Earth. In middle of December, the moon will have already reached its fullness and will vanish continuing its journey towards the sun. On December 22nd, Jupiter and the moon will decorate the morning sky. Before the dawn arises, the moon will be located above Jupiter while Spica, the shiniest star in Virgo, will be located below Jupiter.
If you are waiting for December’s full moon, you will need to know that it will rise on December 13th at 6:05 p.m. This moon will be known as the icy moon. Unfortunately, the night of December 13th will represent the heyday of the Geminid meteor shower. Thus, everybody will be able to witness the astonishing the meteor shower.
Geminid meteors are known to be dazzling putting up quite a show for those in love with stargazing. At the forefront of winter constellations is Taurus. The amazing star cluster displays the shoulder of a bull. Below this, the Hyades cluster in a V-shape appears, revealing the face of the bull. The star known as Aldebaran is known to be the bull’s eye, even if it’s not part of the constellation.
These stars which are approximately a hundred million years old are very young, some of them even being very close, at about 440 million light-years away. For those who are indeed passionate about star gazing, they will have plenty of opportunities in December to examine all these celestial events which will soon take place.
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