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Events in December 2020

25 Nov 2020, 00:00 UTC
Events in December 2020
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The following table gives the date and time of important astronomical events for December 2020.
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 2020
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(h:m)
Dec 01 07:46 Moon at Ascending Node
Dec 04 01:24 Pollux 3.8°N of Moon
Dec 05 01:10 Beehive 2.4°S of Moon
Dec 06 16:28 Regulus 4.8°S of Moon
Dec 08 00:37 LAST QUARTER MOON
Dec 12 20:40 Venus 0.8°S of Moon: Occultation
Dec 12 20:42 Moon at Perigee: 361777 km
Dec 14 01 Geminid Meteor Shower
Dec 14 11:03 Moon at Descending Node
Dec 14 16:13 Total Solar Eclipse; mag=1.025
Dec 14 16:17 NEW MOON
Dec 17 04:28 Jupiter 2.9°N of Moon
Dec 17 05:25 Saturn 3.1°N of Moon
Dec 20 03 Mercury at Superior Conjunction
Dec 21 10:03 Winter Solstice
Dec 21 23:41 FIRST QUARTER MOON
Dec 22 09 Ursid Meteor ...

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