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December 2016
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  • See it! Moon sweeps past evening planets December 2, 2016
    Crescent moon back in evening sky, sweeping past 3 bright planets. Wonderful photos here! Thanks to all who submitted. Keep watching this post for more. It's going to get even more beautiful!
    Deborah Byrd
  • December guide to the bright planets November 30, 2016
    Three bright planets appear at nightfall in December 2016: Mercury, Venus and Mars. Jupiter reigns as the sole morning planet. Saturn is lost in the sun's glare.
    Bruce McClure
  • How long to orbit Milky Way’s center? November 28, 2016
    One journey of our sun and planets around the center of our Milky Way galaxy is sometimes called a cosmic year. That's approximately 225-250 million Earth-years.
  • See it! Moon sweeps past Jupiter November 25, 2016
    In late November 2016, the waning moon took aim on Jupiter in the predawn sky. It swept closest to it on the morning of November 25. Photos from around the world!
    Deborah Byrd
  • Thanksgiving evening November 24, 2016
    There's the sky we can see, and, beyond that, a whole universe of objects we can't see with the eye alone. Guy Ottewell gives you a way to project outward on this Thanksgiving evening.
    Guy Ottewell
  • Last quarter moon 3rd of 4 this season November 21, 2016
    Usually there are only 3 last quarter moons in a season. The November 21, 2016 last quarter moon, though, counts as the 3rd of four.
    Bruce McClure

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  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 2 – 10 December 2, 2016
    Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, December 2 – 10 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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