Supermoon Meteors and 7 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in December
Get ready to see lunar pairings, two meteor showers, and more celestial wonders this month.
The coming month brings back-to-back meteor showers, the moon posing with planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch meteors paired with the final supermoon of 2016.
So dust off those binoculars and mark your December calendar!
About a half hour to an hour after local sunset, the waxing crescent moon will dominate the southwest sky. A bright white “evening star, which is actually the planet Venus, will shine about seven degrees below the moon, making for a stunning pairing easily visible with the unaided eye.
At dusk the moon will position itself to the right of ruddy Mars. The two objects will be less than three degrees apart, equal to about