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December 2013 Night Sky Guide

30 Nov 2013, 21:59 UTC
December 2013 Night Sky Guide
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December 2013 Night Sky Guide Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the December Sky Evening Planets Lovely Venus hangs low in the southwestern sky after sunset. Use a telescope to make out its slender crescent profile. By nightfall, Jupiter hovers above the eastern horizon. As the night progresses, […]The post December 2013 Night Sky Guide appeared first on .

December 2013 Night Sky Guide

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the December Sky
Evening Planets
Lovely Venus hangs low in the southwestern sky after sunset. Use a telescope to make out its slender crescent profile.
By nightfall, Jupiter hovers above the eastern horizon. As the night progresses, Jupiter climbs higher into the night sky.
Constellations and Deep-Sky Objects
Two prominent constellations in the December night sky represent notable individuals of ancient Greek mythology.
The great hero Perseus holds the head of Medusa the Gorgon.
Located in Perseus is M34, an open star cluster about 1,400 light-years away from us.
Open star clusters are groups of young stars that all formed at the same time within a large cloud of dust and gas.
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