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USPS Star Calendar for 25-31 December 18 December 2011

Posted by amedalen in December 2011.
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26 Dec    Brilliant magnitude -4.0 Venus is 3 finger-widths to the moon’s left tonight. They set 2.5 hours after the sun, so look quickly with your binoculars. Less than 5 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

27 Dec    The moon is 1 fist-width above Venus in the early evening. Less than 10 percent of the moon’s surface is illuminated.

29 Dec    The moon is between Venus, 3 fist-widths to the lower right, and Jupiter, 5 fist-widths to the upper left.

30 Dec    High in the southwest at dusk, Venus is 4 fist-widths to the moon’s lower right, and Jupiter is nearly the same distance to the upper left.

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