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Several times a year at the moon's first quarter phase, a feature called the Lunar X becomes visible in strong binoculars and small telescopes. For a few hours centered on approximately 11 p. But it has occasionally been much more prolific. The best time to watch for Draconids will be after dusk, when the radiant in Draco is high in the northern sky.

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Unfortunately, the bright, waxing gibbous moon will wash out many of the fainter meteors. On the evening of Thursday, October 10, the waxing gibbous moon will pass four degrees below to the celestial south of distant, blue Neptune. While the bright moonlight will overwhelm the nearby dim planet, take note of Neptune's location among the modest stars of Aquarius, and observe Neptune on a subsequent date, when the moon has left the scene.

From time to time, the little round, black shadows cast by Jupiter's four Galilean moons become visible in backyard telescopes as they cross or transit the planet's disk. On Friday evening, October 11, between and p. Only observers located west of the Great Lakes will see the entire transit. Since it's opposite the sun on this day of the lunar month, the full moon rises at sunset and sets at sunrise. This full moon will occur a few days after apogee, producing the smallest full moon of On Sunday evening, October 13, observers in the Americas can see a rare double-shadow transit on Jupiter.

At dusk, Europa's shadow will be midway across the northern hemisphere of the planet — accompanied by the Great Red Spot. Shortly before 8 p. EDT, Io's shadow will join in the fun. Two shadows will be visible for approximately 35 minutes — until Europa's shadow moves off the planet at about p. Io's shadow transit will end at 10 p.

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EDT — after the planet has set for more easterly observers. Starting in mid-evening on Monday, October 14, and continuing through dawn on Tuesday, the bright, full moon will pass within five degrees below or to the celestial south of the planet Uranus.

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While Uranus is bright enough to be seen in binoculars under dark sky conditions, the nearby moon will overwhelm it. Take note of Uranus' location in the sky, east of the stars of Pisces, and observe the planet on a subsequent evening, after the moon has moved away.

On the evening of Sunday, October 20, Mercury orbit shown as red curve will reach its widest separation for the current apparition, 25 degrees east of the Sun.

With Mercury sitting below a shallowly dipping evening ecliptic in the west-southwestern sky, this will be a poor appearance of the planet for Northern Hemisphere observers, but an excellent one for those at more southerly latitudes. The optimal viewing period for mid-northern latitudes is between and 7 p. Viewed in a telescope inset the planet will exhibit a waning gibbous phase.

Look for much brighter Venus sitting seven degrees to Mercury's right. At its last quarter phase, the moon rises around midnight and remains visible in the southern sky all morning. At this phase, the moon is illuminated on its western side, towards the pre-dawn sun. Last quarter moons are positioned ahead of the Earth in our trip around the sun. Date Roman Zodiac. How old am I if I was born on December 2, ? Years Months Days Hours Minutes. Date Facts: December 2, was a Monday Zodiac Sign for this date is: Sagittarius This date was 55 days ago December 2nd is on a Monday Someone born on this date is 0 years old If you were born on this date: You've slept for 18 days or 0 years!

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Search to find out! Search your name: Girl: Boy:. Celebrities Birthdays: December 2nd, Frederic Tuten. Lunar eclipses only happen during full moons , and the one that rises in late January will be bigger and brighter than average, making it a so-called supermoon. Totality, or total coverage of the moon, will begin at p. The entire 3. Sky-watchers in eastern Europe and eastern Africa will witness only the partial eclipse, while people in most of Asia will not see any part of the sky show.

Look toward the southern sky at local dawn to see the waning gibbous moon make an eye-catching close encounter with the bright planet Jupiter. The cosmic duo will rise in the east at about 1 a. While the event is an impressive sight with just the naked eye, it will be equally striking to spy the pair together through binoculars and telescopes.

While both the Perseid and Geminid meteor showers will have to contend with a bright moon washing out some of their shooting stars, a dark new moon will make the Eta Aquarids the best meteor shower of Astronomers expect rates of up to 30 meteors an hour to be streaking through the northeast skies starting around 10 p.

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The individual shooting stars of the Eta Aquarids will appear to come from the eastern part of the sky, where their namesake constellation Aquarius, the water bearer, can be seen this time of year. How well do you know the constellations? Take our quiz. This famous ball of ice and rock last visited our corner of the solar system back in , and it won't return until In the meantime, we can see the sand grain-size particles shed by this icy visitor burn up high above our heads each May.

The moon will pass between Earth and the sun on July 2, , creating an awe-inspiring total solar eclipse for lucky sky-watchers in the South Pacific, Chile, and Argentina. The entire event will last from p. ET to p. ET UT. The sun will be covered up for two to two-and-a-half minutes as seen from locations along the path of totality, which cuts across South America from La Serena, Chile, to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

While the full eclipse, including totality, will only be visible along a narrow band in these regions, people in Ecuador, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay will be able to see the partial solar eclipse, weather and cloud cover permitting. Starting at p. Lasting about five-and-a-half hours, the eclipse will cover up roughly 60 percent of the full moon at its peak.