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Whats that in the sky; seeing Asttrology in action December 1, 2011

Posted by Kerry in Astrology, Astronomy.

News from the Stars

Time Zone AEST

10th Dec Uranus goes direct in Aries

11th Dec Full Moon in Gemini at 0.36am with Lunar total Eclipse seen here in Australia.

14th Mercury goes direct in Sagittarius

21st Dec Venus enters Aquarius

22nd Dec Sun enters Capricorn and the Summer SOLSTICE

25th Dec New Moon in Capricorn at 4.06am

26th Jupiter goes direct in Taurus


What’s that in the sky?

For all you night owls

Lucky us! Venus and Jupiter are both visible. But you have to be quick for Venus as she is following the Sun and will be setting in the west in the early evening after dark. A beautiful crescent Moon will be next to Venus on the 27th Dec.

Jupiter will high overhead all month and next to the Moon on the 6th and 7th December.

Look half way down to the eastern horizon to see the cluster off stars called the Pleiades, otherwise known as the Seven Sisters, in the shoulder of Taurus the bull. The brightest single star close by is Aldebaran in the eye of the bull.


For all you early birds

Mars and Saturn are visible but are hard to find. Let the Moon be your guide as on the 17th and 18th she will be close to reddish colored Mars and the closest bright star is Regulus in the heart of Lion.

And on the 20th and 21st the Moon will be close to creamy colored Saturn and the closest bright star is Spica representing the fertile wheat in the hands of the Virgin.

If you look at Saturn with good binoculars you will see the bulge of the rings. Or even the view through a kid’s telescope will show you that there is a strange and amazing planet out there!




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