Planets in December

This month’s fun fact about the planets: Venus Venus is the second planet from the Sun and is Earth’s closest planetary neighbour. It’s one of the four inner rocky planets,…

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Summer Solstice

The ancient Celts celebrated the summer and winter solstice as the time when the day length started to change. The December solstice occurs at 02:59 AEDT on December 22. At…

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The Moon this Month

(All times are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time) New Moon:                    06:00 pm December 4th First Quarter:                 Noon December 11th Full Moon:                      03:00 pm December 19th Last quarter:…

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Constellations

During summer the bright centre of the Milky Way is mostly below the western horizon by now This means we need to look to the south and east to see…

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December 2021 Skies

Summer starts in Australia and New Zealand on December 1, and the nights are most definitely getting shorter. Both countries use the meteorological definitions of the seasons. Other countries use…

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