Sorry, but iffy skies + astronomer unavailability led to no sidewalk
astronomy this past weekend. We'll try again next month. In the
meantime, check out this month's What's Up video from NASA. It's filled
with great observing tips - planets and constellations visible with your
unaided eye from your city location this month.
Here's the link! https://youtu.be/7FyEAPcvErQ
Of particular notice is the moon occulting, (passing in front of) Mars.
Even with binos this will be visible as the red planet disappears behind
the moon. Timing for our timezone: Mars disappears behind the moon 6:31
p.m. and reappears at 7:31, weather permitting Tuesday night December
7th. The video shows a great animation, so you can see what to look
for. I highly recommend it, if the expected clouds don't interfere.
Take care everyone! Jane and the Sidewak Astronomers
Jane Houston Jones, retired JPLer
Twitter: @jhjones @otastro