The sky chart and the other astronomical events of December

On the morning of December 8, you can attend the most impressive phenomenon of the year, Not to be missed. The planet Mars will be in opposition, which means that it will be aligned with the Sun and the Earth. Around 6 a.m., she will slip behind the full moon above the west-northwest horizon only about twenty degrees high. It will be possible to observe this occultation with the naked eye but to take full advantage of the phenomenon, it is advisable to bring a pair of binoculars. Full occultation will last just under an hour and the planet will then reappear in the dawn sky.

The next red planet opposition will occur on January 16, 2025.

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