Best Night Sky Events of December 2015 (Stargazing Maps)

Venus, December 2015

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Venus continues to shine brightly at dawn all month, but is dropping towards the sun.

Mars, December 2015

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Mars, in the morning sky, moves eastward in Virgo all month.

Jupiter, December 2015

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Jupiter shines brightly in Leo rising around midnight.

Uranus, December 2015

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Uranus is well placed in Pisces in the evening sky all month.

Saturn, December 2015

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Saturn is too close to the sun to be observed all month.

Neptune, December 2015

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Neptune sets in the late evening in the constellation Aquarius.

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Geoff Gaherty
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Geoff Gaherty was's Night Sky columnist and in partnership with Starry Night software and a dedicated amateur astronomer who sought to share the wonders of the night sky with the world. Based in Canada, Geoff studied mathematics and physics at McGill University and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Toronto, all while pursuing a passion for the night sky and serving as an astronomy communicator. He credited a partial solar eclipse observed in 1946 (at age 5) and his 1957 sighting of the Comet Arend-Roland as a teenager for sparking his interest in amateur astronomy. In 2008, Geoff won the Chant Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, an award given to a Canadian amateur astronomer in recognition of their lifetime achievements. Sadly, Geoff passed away July 7, 2016 due to complications from a kidney transplant, but his legacy continues at Starry Night.