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Kelly Kizer Whitt

Moon occults Mars on December 7-8

On the night of December 7-8, 2022, the full moon occults Mars. Just hours later, Earth will pass between Mars and the sun. Details here.

Triangulum the Triangle in northern skies

The constellation Triangulum lies close to overhead in northern skies on December evenings. It contains the Triangulum galaxy, a gorgeous pinwheeling spiral.

Moon approaching Mars on December 6-7

See the moon approaching Mars on December 6, 2022. Plus watch for the Pleiades star cluster and red star Aldebaran close by. Here's what to look for.

Artemis 1 Orion craft has left moon orbit, now headed home

The Artemis 1 Orion moonship left lunar orbit on December 1, and is now headed back to Earth. Splashdown in the Pacific is due December 11.

Historic Keeling Curve data offline after Mauna Loa eruption

The eruption of Mauna Loa has interrupted the historic carbon-dioxide data that measures the Keeling Curve. Read more about the Keeling Curve here.

Moon and Jupiter close on December 1

On December 1, 2022, you'll see a bright point of light close to the moon. That's Jupiter! The moon and Jupiter will pair up again at the end of the month.

Saturn’s moon Titan occults star in new images

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope captured amazing images of Saturn's moon Titan occulting a star on November 29, 2022. See the images.

Bright BlueWalker 3 satellite concerns astronomers

BlueWalker 3 is a new satellite in our skies. The IAU has raised the alarm over this satellite and others that could interfere with astronomical research.

Atlas of Disaster shows 90% of US counties in last decade

A new report shares an Atlas of Disaster, showing that over the last decade 90% of counties in the United States suffered a major disaster. See the maps.

Media We Love: Good Night Oppy Review

Read this movie review for Good Night Oppy, the story of the twin sisters Martian rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Learn about the movie here.