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Volume 21 -- Issue 12
Welcome to this issue of Qué tal. Here you will find useful observing information
about the visible planets, our Moon and other
moons, the Sun, as well as various 'things' celestial.
these web pages you will find monthly star maps for either the northern
or southern hemisphere that are suitable for printout. Animated
images are utilized to illustrate celestial motions such as orbital
motions of the planets, and other solar orbiting objects, or apparent
and real motions along the ecliptic and the local horizon. Regular
features include plotting the monthly positions of the visible planets
using heliocentric coordinates; following moon phases; conjunctions; the sun's
apparent motion and the Earth's real motion along the ecliptic.
For additional useful Earth and Space news, information, and graphics follow my WordPress Blog at bobs-spaces, or as Tweets,
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At A Glance:Welcome to this issue of Qué tal.
This month will be a chance to see all visible planets and possibly a comet. Mercury is the only
evening planet and the innermost planet should be visible for most of the month after the first week of December. In the morning skies
Jupiter, Mars, and Venus all remain visible and these three planets will be joined by Saturn later in the month.
However the highlight of monthly viewing could be Comet Catalina as it
travels north past Venus on the 7th and the star Arcturus on New Year day.
For more observing information visit Bobs-Spaces.net