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What's Up?  Sky Sights in December, 2021

Evening Skies: 

Venus remains brilliant and ultra bright very low in southwest skies throughout the final month of 2021

Jupiter and Saturn retain final seasonal dominance as both planets descend into southwestern skies

Moon Phases

New Moon: Saturday, December 4th
First Quarter: Friday, December 10th

Full Moon:  Saturday, December 18th

Last Quarter: Sunday, December 26th

Tuesday, December 14th, before dawn, sees the peak of the Geminid Meteor shower. The show should start Monday evening, December 13th for the well bundled as "shooting stars" begin to periodically fall about the pre-winter skies.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details


"Call the Astronomer" @ the Science Center (207) 488-5451 for any further details on these and other super sky sights throughout 2021.  The Science Center Facebook page also gives weekly opportunity to "Ask Mr. B" posing your astronomy thoughts and questions.

Enjoy the Summer Sky everyone!