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Mars can be seen close to the Moon on the evening of the 10th! The pair will become visible from around 17:30 in the South, they can be seen until they set at around 22:30 in the West. The closest approach is at 16:20 but it will be too light to see Mars.

The image shows their location at 19:53 on the 10th

(image is from Stellarium, a fantastic piece of free software)

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Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 18.20

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NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 17.35

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 18.26

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 19.17

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 17.41

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 18.32

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 18.39

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

Compared to a street map on which we look down on, the maps below show East and West “reversed”. This is because the sky map shows what we see looking up to the sky. Imagine you are lying on the ground on a starry night and you are looking vertically up to the sky. Your feet are pointing to the south. West is at your right then and east at your left hand side, exactly like it is displayed on the sky map.

Start time of pass: 17.54

Learn how to take images of the International Space Station here and don’t forget to upload them to the website! You will need to become a member, but don’t worry it’s FREE!

NOTE: The image shown is from Heavens Above, we take no credit for this image.

The comet can be seen from dusk, all night until dawn the next morning. It will be high in the sky making it an easy target. You don’t need to wait for it to reach it’s brightest, it is still very bright all of December! It’s an easy one to find as it lies very close to Pleiades. It’s rare we get a comet as bright as this, you will be able to see it with your naked eye (as long as there isn’t too much light pollution)

A great finder chart located HERE

The image shows the location of the Comet on the 16th at 21:09

(image is from Stellarium, a fantastic piece of free software)

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