December Space Schedule

Dec. 1: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California no earlier than Saturday, Dec. 1 at 1:32 p.m. EST (1832 GMT). The launch was delayed due to strong high-altitude winds. NASA Live: Official Stream 

Dec. 3: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission will reach asteroid Bennu. Live coverage begins on NASA TV at 11:45 a.m. EST (1645 GMT). NASA Live: Official Stream  

Dec. 4: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 1:38 p.m. EST (1838 GMT)  NASA Live: Official Stream 

Dec. 13-14: The Geminid meteor shower peaks. 

Dec. 16: Comet 46P/Wirtanen will make its closest approach to the sun, and it will be visible to the naked eye just after dusk. Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Dec. 21: Winter solstice. Beginning at 5:09 p.m. EST (2209 GMT), it will officially be winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. This marks the shortest day of the year for the Northern Hemisphere and the longest day in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Dec. 22: Full moon. The Cold Moon, or the Long Nights moon, will become full at 12:49 p.m. EST (1749 GMT). 


Jan. 20: Lunar Eclipse Sneak peak into next months Lunar Eclipse. Get your astronomy equipment now while it is on sale for the Holidays! See our best Deals HERE!

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