Monday, December 17, 2018
(day 351 of the year)

Sunset tonight: 5:22 pm EST and rises tomorrow at 7:20 am EST

Waxing Gibbous Moon ... set tonight at 2:47 am

Evening Planets: (Western & Southern Sky)
Saturn (Yellowish: Mag= +0.39) ... set: 6:23 pm
Neptune (Need Telescope to see: Mag= +7.88) ... set: 11:24 pm
Mars (Ruddy Red: Mag= +0.25) ... set: 11:56 pm

Nighttime planets:
Uranus (Need Telescope to see: Mag= +5.77) ... transist 8:25 pm

Morning planets: (Eastern Sky)
Venus (Extremely Bright: Mag= -4.64) ... rise 3:44 am
Mercury (Mag= -0.46) ... rise 5:41 am
Jupiter (Bright: Mag= -1.57) ... rise 5:58 am


Note about Magnitudes:
The lower the number the brighter the object. For example, the sun's magnitude is -26, the full moon is -12, Venus: -4. The brightest star in the nighttime sky is Sirius at -1.5 while the stars of the Big Dipper are around +1. Polaris, the 'North Star' is rather dim at +2.0. The dimmist stars that you can see in a very dark area are around +5.

Transit: The time when the object is directly due south and highest in the sky. This is also known as the 'Meridian' and the time of culmination

High Noon (Sun highest in sky ... due south) 12:21 pm

All times are for Savannah. Add 1 minute for about every 15 miles westward.



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