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Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, General Meeting Tuesday,
December 16, 6:30pm, University of Saint Francis Schouweiler Planetarium.
Christmas Holida
y Potluck Dinner, brign a dish to share. Starting at 6:30 pm.

The December Night Sky: Jupiter rises in the east about 10 p.m. as the month begins and 2 hours earlier by Dec. 31. It's the
brightest star-like object in the sky. The moon visits it in the southwest sky at dawn Dec. 11 and 12. Mars can be seen for up to
3 hours after sunset in the southwest. Venus might be visible above the southwestern horizon in mid-December about 30 minutes
after sunset. Mercury will be below and to the right of Venus on Dec.31. Saturn rises in the southeast 3 hours before the sun by
Dec. 31. The Geminid meteor shower will peak the nights of Dec. 13 and 14. The last-quarter moon won't rise until after midnight.
The longest night of the year will be begin at 6:03 p.m. , Dec. 21, the winter solstice. New moon: 8:36 p.m. Dec. 21
. by June Gladfelter.