December Astronomy Highlights


In December there are a few treats to watch out for in the night sky.


On December 6 watch for Venus as it will hover above the Moon.


In the western sky after sunset on December 6, Venus will line up with the Moon, Saturn, and Jupiter.


Mercury will be below Venus on Christmas Day.


Winter officially arrives on December 21 at 10:59 am EST.


Moon Phases

  • December 4 New Moon

  • December 10 First Quarter

  • December 18 Full Moon

  • December 26 Last Quarter

Astronomy Fact: Space is completely silent.