Milton Keynes Astronomical Society

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Church Green Road,
Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ.

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Next meeting 8:00pm on Friday December 12th - Astromeet

All our meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.

December Observations:

Five-day weather outlook for local observers
Monday 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Tuesday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Wednesday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Thursday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Friday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence, generated by the Met. Office on Mon 22nd December at 07:00

Cloud cover forecast from

The Sun
Lasco C3 EIT 195 Magnetogram
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  The Moon
 Dec 06
 Dec 14
 Dec 22
 Dec 28


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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