December Moon & Planet data for 2015


The follwing table lists various solar system object events during December. A list of astronomical terms used in may be found after the table.

December 2 Regulus 2.8 degrees north of the Moon
December 3 Moon last quarter
December 4 Jupiter 1.7 degrees north of the Moon
December 5 Moon at apogee
December 6 Mars 0.1 degrees north of the Moon Occn
Spica 4.3 degrees south of the Moon
December 7 Venus 0.6 degrees south of the Moon Occn
December 10 Saturn 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
December 11 Moon new
December 12 Moon southern most declination (-18.4 degrees)
December 13 Pluto 3.1 degrees south of the Moon
December 17 Neptune 2.4 degrees south of the Moon
December 18 Moon first quarter
December 19 Mercury 3.8 degrees south of Pluto
December 20 Uranus 1.1 degrees north of the Moon Occn
December 21 Moon at perigee
December 22 Solstice
December 23 Aldebaran 0.7 degrees south of the Moon Occn
Mars 3.5 degrees north of Spica
December 25 Moon northern most declination (18.5 degrees)
Moon full
December 26 Uranus stationary
December 29 Mercury greatest elong E(20)
Regulus 2.6 degrees north of the Moon
December 31 Jupiter 1.4 degrees north of the Moon
  • apogee: Furtherest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth
  • declination: 'Latitude' for celestial objects. The distance in degress above (north) or below (south) the celestial equator.
  • perigee: Nearest point in the orbit of a body orbiting the Earth