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Events for December 2018

25 Nov 2018, 00:00 UTC
Events for December 2018
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The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for December 2018.

The time of each event is given in Greenwich Mean Time or GMT (a.k.a. Universal Time or UT). To convert GMT to Eastern Standard Time (EST) just subtract 5 hours. To convert GMT to other time zones, visit Time Zones.

Some of the astronomical terms used in the calendar are explained in
Definitions.

Date GMT Astronomical Events for December 2018
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(h:m)
Dec 03 18:42 Venus 3.6°S of Moon
Dec 05 21:06 Mercury 1.9°S of Moon
Dec 07 07:20 NEW MOON
Dec 09 05:30 Saturn 1.1°S of Moon: Occultation
Dec 10 17:57 Moon at Descending Node
Dec 12 12:25 Moon at Apogee: 405177 km
Dec 14 12 Geminid Meteor Shower
Dec 14 23:21 Mars 3.6°N of Moon
Dec 15 11 Mercury at Greatest Elongation: 21.3°W
Dec 15 11:49 FIRST QUARTER MOON
Dec 21 07:31 Aldebaran 1.7°S of Moon
Dec 21 20 Mercury 0.8° of Jupiter
Dec 21 22:22 Winter Solstice
Dec 22 08:05 Mercury 5.8°N of Antares
Dec 22 15:03 Jupiter 5.1°N of Antares
Dec 22 17:49 FULL MOON
Dec 22 21 Ursid Meteor Shower
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