Watch for the Geminids this month

Star Gazing


The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum. Calendars and handbooks for 2019 will be available.

December Celestial Calendar

1. Jupiter moves to the morning sky and can be seen low in the southeast after the 10th of the month.

2. Venus remains in the morning sky where it is prominent in the southeast.

3. Saturn remains in the evening sky but can only be seen low in the southwest for the first week of the month.

4. Mercury also moves to the morning sky where it joins Venus and Jupiter in the southeast. It can be seen after the 10th of the month and moves very close to Jupiter on the 21st.

5. Mars remains in the south as evening sky darkens and moves through the southwestern sky through the rest of the evening.

6. The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks on the night of Dec.13-14th. Look for meteors in the north and east through the night.

For more information call 760-446-0454 or 760-677-1143.

Story First Published: 2018-11-30