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Volume 21 -- Issue 12
Planet Watch -- 2015

Mercury moves into the evening sky and is visible above the western horizon at sunset after the first week of December.
Venus is very visible in the morning skies as it rises a few hours ahead of the Sun.
Mars rises several hours before the Sun and during this month steadily moves eastward catching up with Spica by the end of the month.
Jupiter rises before midnight and remains visible all night.
Saturn moves out from superior conjunction and slowly becomes visible over the eastern horizon at sunrise.

Comet (C/2013 US10) becomes possibly more visible during December as it climbs higher in the morning skies. Here is observing information from the Heavens Above web site.