Miss them? Don’t worry. The moon will be moving up higher in the twilight sky each evening this week. It’ll be between Venus and a fainter planet, Mars, on the evening of December 23. On Christmas Eve – evening of December 24 – the moon will be near Mars. Happy holidays to all!
Bottom line: Look outside shortly after sunset to see the waxing crescent moon and planets, December 22-24, 2014. Best photos here!
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.