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The Moon in Late December
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21 December 2012
Step outside on December 25th, 2012, and you can't miss the just-past-full moon.
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What's Up for December
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December 2012
Starry fireworks end the year with a bang.
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What's Up for November
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November 2012
Jupiter is the star of the evening sky this month. It rises earlier as the month progresses and will be visible at sunset by month's end.
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What's Up for October
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October 2012
Be on the lookout for two of the brightest objects in the asteroid belt, Ceres and Vesta near Jupiter plus two meteor showers!
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International Observe the Moon Night is September 22, 2012
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17 September 2012
Each year in the fall, millions of people from hundreds of locations in countries across the globe come together to view the Moon and learn about its diverse roles in culture, history, science, and exploration.
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What's Up for September
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September 2012
Observe the moon on Int'l Observe The Moon Night September 22, and wink at the moon to honor Neil Armstrong.
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Where Are the Voyagers
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September 2012
NASA's Eyes on the Solar System 3D interactive is just the place to find the answer, and I had a lot of fun doing the research with this handy tool in answering the question.
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What's Up With Mars?
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August 2012
You can see Mars with your own eyes! Here is where to look.
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What's Up for August
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August 2012
View Mars as the rover Curiosity lands on its surface, and check out the Perseid meteor shower later this month.
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What's Up for July
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July 2012
See the Milky Way from a dark sky, with Mars and Saturn too.
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What's Up for June
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June 2012
Transit of Venus Tuesday June 5th
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What's Up for May
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1 May 2012
View a solar eclipse and sunspots and through solar-safe telescopes this month.
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What's Up for April
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April 2012
Ice is common in our solar system, from ice-covered moons and rings around distant Jupiter and Saturn to deposits at the poles of the Moon... and even Mercury!
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What's Up for March
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March 2012
Not a week goes by this month when there isn't an amazing planetary view.
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Find Mars and Saturn in the Sky This Month
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February 2012
If you are not sure how to find Mars and Saturn in the sky this month, let the moon be your guide.
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What's Up for February
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February 2012
Mars gets closer and two comets delight viewers.
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What's Up for January
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January 2012
Check out a pretty parade of planets this month. Venus at dusk, Jupiter overhead, Mars before midnight, Saturn near sunrise.
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About: Jane Houston Jones
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Jane is an astronomer, NASA science podcast developer, writer, educational and outreach artisan and social media enthusiast. She and her husband have an asteroid (22338 Janemojo) named after them.
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