Monthly Archives: December 2011
The moon has waned into a crescent in the morning sky, and this morning it is in Virgo, near the planet Saturn. Around 4:00 AM look for the moon and to the upper left, Saturn.
The last quarter moon rises around 1:30 this morning, below the stars of Leo. Look to the left of the moon for the reddish planet, Mars. In late November the Mars Science Laboratory, also known as the Curiosity Rover, began … Continue reading
The waning gibbous moon rises around 9:30, and will interfere with the peak of the Geminid meteor shower tonight, but you may still see a few bright shooting stars. Let us know how many you see.
The moon is full tonight, rising in Taurus as the sun sets. It will light the sky, hiding faint stars so that it will be a little easier to pick out constellations. Download our winter star map and take it … Continue reading