The morning hours are prime time for planet watchers, with Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury currently putting on a fine show. The photo above was captured by SkyNews associate editor Alan Dyer on the morning of October 20. (Click on the image for a full-size version.)
This month, Uranus completes its retrograde loop and resumes its eastward motion in the skies, and Mercury returns to view. Here’s more on the planetary events this month.
Weather report for December 21 got you down? See through the clouds — or at least commiserate — with RASC and Explore Scientific!
A total solar eclipse will be passing over parts of South America on December 14.
The Geminids promise to give a great show this year as the prolific meteor shower peaks during a new Moon.