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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for December 2013:

Phenomena December

DayEvent
1Moon passes 1 degree south of Saturn mag +0.8 (10 UT)
1Asteroid (511) Davida mag +9.8 is at opposition in Taurus
1Moon passes 0.4 degrees north of Mercury mag -0.6 (22 UT)
3New Moon (00:23 UT)
4Moon is at perigee 360,065 km or 223,734 miles from Earth (10:02 UT)
5Asteroid (64) Angelina mag +10.7 is at opposition in Taurus
6Moon passes 8 degrees north of Venus mag -4.8 (0 UT)
8Moon passes 6 degrees north of Neptune mag +7.9 (17 UT)
9First quarter Moon (15:12 UT)
11Moon passes 3 degrees north of Uranus mag +5.8 (7 UT)
14Geminids meteor shower peaks (ZHR = 120)
16Moon passes 3 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9 (3 UT)
17Full Moon (09:29 UT)
18Uranus mag +5.8 is stationary in Cetus (2 UT)
19Moon passes 5 degrees south of Jupiter mag -2.7 (7 UT)
19Moon passes 12 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (22 UT)
19Moon is at apogee 406,271 km or 252,445 miles from Earth (23:36 UT)
20Venus mag -4.8 is stationary in Sagittarius (20 UT)
21Winter Solstice NH - Summer Solstice SH (17:11 UT)
22Mercury at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million km or 43.4 million miles) from Sun (0 UT)
22Ursids meteor shower peaks (ZHR = 10 - occasionally up to 50)
22Moon passes 5 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4 (23 UT)
24Asteroid (532) Herculina mag +9.4 is at opposition in Orion
25Last quarter Moon (13:48 UT)
26Moon passes 5 degrees south of Mars mag +1.0 (3 UT)
27Moon passes 1.1 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (3 UT)
29Moon passes 1 degree south of Saturn mag +0.8 (1 UT)
29Mercury is at superior conjunction (6 UT)
30Moon passes 7 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (8 UT)