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#5421  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 11, 2021 5:11 am

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#5423  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 13, 2021 5:09 am

2021 December 13: Meteors and Auroras over Iceland

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2021 December 15: Comet Leonard from Space

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#5426  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 16, 2021 5:15 am

2021 December 16: Geminids of the South
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2021 December 17: Geminid of the North
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#5428  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 19, 2021 1:57 am

2021 December 18: Stephan's Quintet
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#5430  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 20, 2021 5:12 am

2021 December 20: The Comet and the Fireball
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#5431  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 21, 2021 5:19 am

2021 December 21: Solstice Sun and Milky Way

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#5433  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 23, 2021 5:24 am

2021 December 23: Three Planets and a Comet

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#5434  Postby newolder » Dec 23, 2021 9:35 am

Leonard is certainly outshining its expectations in the southern hemisphere, as this model (via spaceweather.com) shows:
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#5435  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 24, 2021 5:14 am

2021 December 24 - M1: The Crab Nebula
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#5436  Postby Macdoc » Dec 24, 2021 7:59 am

You might just have a wonderful new source in a few months.
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#5437  Postby newolder » Dec 24, 2021 9:18 am

COMET LEONARD IS JUST TOO BIG: Close your eye and picture the Big Dipper. Comet Leonard's tail is so long, you can't even fit half of it in the asterism's bowl. "Comet Leonard has at least a twenty degree-long tail," reports Daniele Gasparri, who sends this picture from Chile's Atacama desert...

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#5438  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 25, 2021 5:06 am

Macdoc wrote:You might just have a wonderful new source in a few months.


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#5440  Postby i have no avatar » Dec 26, 2021 5:25 am

2021 December 26: James Webb Space Telescope over Earth

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