Astronomical Events for December 2014

Hello everybody,

Here are the astronomical events occurring in the month of December: (All times are given in UTC format)

       Astronomical Events

  • December 9: A double shadow transit of Jupiter’s moons will occur. It will take place from 4:18 to 4:27. It’ll be best seen in Eastern North America. Don’t miss it!
  • December 12: Another double shadow transit of Jupiter’s moons will occur from 16:19 to 16:44. It favours North-Western North America.
  • December 13: Geminid Meteor Shower will peak at approximately 1:00. Unfortunately, a waning gibbous moon will obstruct our view.
  • December 18: Asteroid 702 Alauda will occult a star that shines at +6.2 magnitude. It will be best seen at eastern Australia at 14:12.
  • December 21: The Winter Solstice occurs at 23:03. The Northern hemisphere will experience the shortest day of the year, and the Southern hemisphere will experience the longest day of the year.
  • December 21: The International Space Station will experience a period of full illumination with many views of the ISS, best seen at the southern hemisphere.
  • December 21: ANOTHER double shadow transit of Jupiter’s moons will occur. It will take place from 14:17 to 15:55. It will be best seen in Asia and Australia.

Thank You.

Keep Looking Up!

 

WORK CITED

http://www.universetoday.com/107259/101-astronomical-events-for-2014/

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