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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for December 2014:

Phenomena December

DayEvent
2Moon passes 1.2 degrees north of Uranus mag +5.8, occultation is visible from the Arctic, eastern Alaska and western Canada (00:01 UT)
3Asteroid (23) Thalia mag +9.2 is at opposition in Taurus
6Moon passes 1.5 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9 (5 UT)
6Full Moon (12:27 UT)
8Mercury is at superior conjunction (15 UT)
8Mercury is at aphelion 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million kms or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun (22 UT)
9Jupiter mag -2.3 is stationary in Leo, afterwards begins retrograde motion (6 UT)
10Dwarf planet Ceres is in conjunction with the Sun (0 UT)
12Moon passes 5 degrees south of Jupiter mag -2.3 (4 UT)
12Mars is at perihelion distance 1.381 AU (approx. 206.6 million km or 128.4 million miles) from the Sun (9 UT)
12Moon passes 4 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4 (19 UT)
12Moon is at apogee 404,581 km or 251,395 miles from Earth (23:00 UT)
14 Geminids meteor shower peaks (ZHR = 120)
14Last quarter Moon (12:51 UT)
17Moon passes 3 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (1 UT)
19Moon passes 1.5 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.7 (21 UT)
20Moon passes 9 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (13 UT)
21Winter Solstice NH - Summer Solstice SH (23:04 UT)
22New Moon (01:36)
22Uranus mag +5.8 is stationary in Pisces, afterwards resumes direct motion (6 UT)
22Moon passes 7 degrees north of Mercury mag -0.9 (17 UT)
22Ursids meteor shower peaks (ZHR = 10 - occasionally up to 50)
23Moon passes 6 degrees north of Venus mag -3.9 (4 UT)
24Moon is at perigee 364,797 km or 226,674 miles from Earth (16:34 UT)
25Moon passes 6 degrees north of Mars mag +1.1 (5 UT)
26Moon passes 4 degrees north of Neptune mag +7.9 (15 UT)
27Venus is at aphelion 0.728 AU (approx. 109 million kms or 67.7 million miles) from the Sun (0 UT)
28First quarter Moon (18:32 UT)
29Moon passes 1 degree north of Uranus mag +5.8, occultation is visible from Alaska, N Canada, Arctic Ocean and NE Russia (04:59 UT)