https://ballaratobservatory.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/C-2021-A1-Leonard.jpg 1270 1600 Judith B http://ballaratobservatory.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/logobalobs_vertical_black_500px-300x180.png Judith B2021-11-19 16:16:562021-11-19 16:16:56What’s in the Sky in December
- 4th Partial Eclipse of the Sun. Just a small arc of the Sun will be covered by the Moon at 20:10AEDT.
- 4th Moon at Perigee 21:06 AEDT Perigee distance 356,793.718km
- 4th Mars is an early morning object Mag. 1.6 Dist. 369,833,839 km. Tilt of North pole towards Earth is 12.6106 degrees.
- 4th Saturn at mag. 0.7 setting at 00:23 AEDT on the 5th, Dist. 1,560,519,261km. Tilt of Saturn’s North pole towards Earth is 18.5672 degrees.
- 4th Jupiter is an evening object setting at 01:12AEDT on the 5th, mag. -2.3, dist. 776,514,431km, tilt of North Pole towards Earth is 0.5685 degrees.
- 4th Mercury is an evening object very close to the Sun.
- 18th Moon at Apogee 13:16hr AEDT, Dist. 406,316.3km.
- 17th – 24th C/2021 A1 (Leonard) is due in our skies after sunset. All being well, it may even get a little brighter than currently predicted, we will soon find out.
- 22nd South Solstice (or Summer solstice in Southern Hemisphere) 03:00AEDT. The Sun is at it’s Southern most position, -23degrees 26″ 07.39″
Finder maps for C/2021 A1 (Leonard) below