- Dec. 14 around 5:10 UTC: (Broad) peak of the Geminids; their performance is tracked here, there's a growing gallery here and some previews are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here, plus thoughts about their parent body (also from 2007).
- Dec. 16: Jupiter just 7' from 6 mag. star 45 Cap.
- Dec. 18 evening: Very young Moon close to Mercury which just begins a poor evening visibility, lasting til about Dec. 23.
- Dec. 21: Jupiter and Neptune in conjunction - at 0.5° - for a third time this year but close to each other the whole month.
- Dec. 31 18:52-19:54 UTC: Partial eclipse of the Moon, but even at the 19:23 UTC peak only 2.5% of the disk will be in the umbra.
In other news the stellar occultation of (234) Barbara led to this shape, discussed in this movie and based on these observers. So the U.S. effort worked very well; in Europe only a few were successful, too. • Epsilon Aurigae news from Dec. 8 and amateur spectra; also of Nova Scuti and Nova Eridani (which is really one). • A solar prominence on Nov. 28. • Exciting lunar (also discussed here) and solar halos from Finland - and the top places to see the aurora. • Stories about the Chromoscope website here, here, here, here and here, a Hubble advent calendar, a comic (!) about the 1994 Jupiter impact observations with Hubble and the whereabouts of all our spacecraft in the solar system this month.