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Jupiter dazzles all night

December 2012: Jupiter reaches its yearly peak in December and dominates the sky all night. The morning sky, on the other hand, offers some superb views from Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and a crescent Moon.
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This year’s winter sky holds many planetary treats. Jupiter reaches its yearly peak in December and dominates the sky all night. The morning sky, on the other hand, offers some superb views from Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and a crescent Moon. Spectacular Geminid meteors punctuate the overnight hours in mid-December. The shower’s high hourly rates and the Moon’s absence make this one of the year’s best.

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