The chart shows the whole sky, at the times given at the top left of the chart.
The edge of the chart is the HORIZON, and the ZENITH is at the centre.

This chart is for LATITUDE 54 degrees NORTH, and is produced using 'PLANETARIUM GOLD' software.

DECEMBER, 2018

 

DECEMBER EVENTS SUMMARY

Phenomena of the month : December 2018

Times are given in standard time for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 5" W, 54° 16' 30" N, zone UT).

Date Hour Description of the phenomenon
yyyy mm dd hh:mm

 

2018 12 01 17:49 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 12 03 01:09 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 04 05:33 Opposition of the asteroid 128 Nemesis with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.507 AU; magn. = 10.5)
2018 12 05 14:45 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 12 05 21:58 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 07 07:20 NEW MOON
2018 12 07 12:53 Opposition of the asteroid 433 Eros with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 1.208 AU; magn. = 9.7)
2018 12 07 14:08 Close encounter between Mars and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.0°)
2018 12 07 21:59 Close encounter between Saturn and M 22 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.2°)
2018 12 08 18:47 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 08 19:22 Opposition of the asteroid 40 Harmonia with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.230 AU; magn. = 9.4)
2018 12 08 22:03 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 12 09 05:28 Meteor shower : Monocerotids (2 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 20.0 days)
2018 12 09 17:42 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2018 12 10 09:39 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2018 12 10 15:06 Opposition of the asteroid 80 Sappho with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.132 AU; magn. = 10.3)
2018 12 10 23:33 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 12 10 23:54 Maximum of the variable star Mira (omicron Ceti)
2018 12 11 00:02 Maximum of the variable star khi Cygni
2018 12 11 15:36 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 12 04:19 Meteor shower : Sigma Hydrids (3 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 12.0 days)
2018 12 12 12:25 Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405177 km)
2018 12 12 23:33 Comet 46P Wirtanen at its perihelion (dist. to the Sun = 1.055 AU; magn. = 3.9)
2018 12 14 04:24 Opposition of the asteroid 354 Eleonora with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.636 AU; magn. = 10.2)
2018 12 14 08:24 Meteor shower : Geminids (120 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 12.0 days)
2018 12 14 12:25 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 14 17:43 Close encounter between the Moon and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 3.6°)
2018 12 15 11:49 FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2018 12 15 18:00 GREATEST WESTERN ELONGATION of Mercury (21.2°)
2018 12 16 02:19 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 12 16 02:42 Meteor shower : Coma Berenicids (3 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 11.0 days)
2018 12 16 08:21 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 12 17 09:14 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 19 00:33 Beginning of occultation of 73-xi2 Cet (magn. = 4.30)
2018 12 19 01:14 End of occultation of 73-xi2 Cet (magn. = 4.30)
2018 12 19 21:17 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2018 12 20 01:01 Meteor shower : Dec. Leo Minorids (5 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 61.0 days)
2018 12 20 06:03 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 21 17:09 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 12 21 17:59 Close encounter between Mercury and Jupiter (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.8°)
2018 12 21 19:23 Beginning of occultation of 104 Tau (magn. = 4.91)
2018 12 21 20:04 End of occultation of 104 Tau (magn. = 4.91)
2018 12 21 22:23 WINTER SOLSTICE
2018 12 22 05:59 Close encounter between Mercury and Antares (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 6.0°)
2018 12 22 16:41 Meteor shower : Ursids (10 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 9.0 days)
2018 12 22 17:05 Beginning of occultation of 62-chi2 Ori (magn. = 4.64)
2018 12 22 17:43 End of occultation of 62-chi2 Ori (magn. = 4.64)
2018 12 22 17:49 FULL MOON
2018 12 23 02:53 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 23 06:34 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 12 23 08:14 Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae
2018 12 23 18:58 Close encounter between Jupiter and Antares (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.2°)
2018 12 24 09:52 Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 361061 km)
2018 12 25 05:22 Close encounter between the Moon and M 44 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 1.3°)
2018 12 25 07:45 Beginning of occultation of 47-delta Cnc, Asellus Australis, (magn. = 3.94)
2018 12 25 23:42 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 26 16:00 Venus at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.71845 AU)
2018 12 27 01:56 Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei
2018 12 28 02:46 Opposition of the asteroid 6 Hebe with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.221 AU; magn. = 8.4)
2018 12 28 20:31 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)
2018 12 29 09:34 LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON
2018 12 30 00:52 Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini
2018 12 30 10:48 Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae
2018 12 31 17:20 Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

(Using Coelix Software) 

 



 

SELECTED LUNAR OCCULTATIONS VISIBLE FROM SCARBOROUGH UK THIS MONTH.

Source: 'Coelix' software