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Sky happenings for the month of December 2015

Note all times and dates in UTC unless otherwise specified.


Lunar Phases[1]

Phase Date (UTC) Time (UTC)
Last Quarter 03 December 2015 07:40
New 11 December 2015 10:29
First Quarter 18 December 2015 15:14
Full 25 December 2015 11:11

Meteor Showers[1]

Geminids - 14 December 2015

Ursids - 23 December 2015

Other events[1]

Night Sky

Note that this is for Calgary, Alberta on 15 December 2015 at 22:30 MST. For this date and local time it will be similar for places in the northern hemisphere.
We now have the winter constellations overhead with Taurus and Orion being prominent. This brings up the unaided eye clusters of the Hyades and the Pleiades over head. Both of these clusters are best either unaided eye or with binoculars. Also prominent is the Orion Nebula just under the belt of Orion. All of these are worth a look.

A little off the beaten path are three nice open clusters M36, M37, and M38. These three clusters are in the constellation of Auriga which is directly north of Orion (on top of Orion for those in the Northern Hemisphere].

15 Dec 2015 Sky


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Information from the RASC Observer's Handbook
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