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USPS Star Calendar for 11-17 December 4 December 2011

Posted by amedalen in December 2011.
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11 Dec    The moon rises a little more than an hour after sunset. By late evening, it’s high in the east with Orion to its right and Gemini to its left. Magnitude 0.5 Procyon is 2 fist-widths below the moon.

12 Dec    Orion, the Gemini Twins and the moon rise within a few minutes of each other this evening. Later tonight, the Gemini Twins are close to the moon’s upper left high in the east. Orion is to the moon’s upper right, and Procyon is 1 fist-width to the lower right.

13 Dec    The moon rises 3 hours after sunset. At midnight, Procyon is a little more than 1 fist-width to the moon’s right high in the southeast.

15 Dec    After midnight, look for Regulus 1 fist-width to the moon’s upper left and Mars a little more than 1 fist-width to Regulus’ lower left. High in the southwest before dawn, the moon is between Regulus to the upper right and Mars to the upper left.

16 Dec    Rising late this evening, Regulus, Mars and the moon are best viewed before dawn tomorrow. Regulus is 2 fist-widths to the moon’s upper right high in the south, and Mars is less than 1 fist-width above the moon.

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