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Cloud cover forecast from clearoutside.com
Mercury : Mercury goes through inferior conjunction Dec 8th so is mostly unavailable this month
Venus : Venus has switched to the Evening Star and sets about 45 mins after the sun at the start of December, later as the months progress.
Mars : Mars fading and shrinking now and sinking in the southwest as it gets dark, despite that more or less holding position relative to the Sun.
Jupiter : Very bright as usual and rising at about 22:00 Jupiter is reasonably high up the ecliptic in Leo.
Saturn : Saturn has passed round the Sun and re-appeared in the morning sky down in the Libra / Scorpius area
Uranus : Uranus came to opposition on Oct 7th in Pisces
Neptune : Neptune rises about an hour ahead of Uranus in Aquarius.Meteors : The Geminids have a 3rd quarter moon to compete with. Best times are suggested to be before dawn of the 14th and 15th.
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