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Skywatcher’s Guide: December’s nights of rarities – Longmont Times-Call

December’s nights normally brim with splendid celestial objects and breathtaking sights, but this month also has a few rare coincidences to make the skywatching…

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Daniel Zantzinger Skywatcher’s Guide
Decembers nights normally brim with splendid celestial objects and breathtaking sights, but this month also has a few rare coincidences to make the skywatching experience even more exciting.
For starters, Jupiter and Saturn will pair in the closest conjunction in nearly 400 years and will appear closer than they have in almost 800 years. The two gas giants start the month with about two degrees of separation from one another high in the southwest after the sun…

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