What to look out, and up, for in December.
Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planet on offer to observers and imagers:
- Venus shining brilliantly in the evening sky
- Mercury at greatest elongation on 11th December
- Jupiter returns to our late night skies
Next up is the meteor showers and December brings us the greatest of them all:
- The Geminids peaking on the night of 13/14th December
Then we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:
- Jeni – IC 1396 – The Elephant Trunk Nebula in Cepheus
- Paul – M78 – a reflection nebula in Orion
- Ralph – NGC 246 the Skull Nebula in Cetus
And we finish this sky guide with December’s moon phases.