In this episode, we explore the planets. Mercury and Venus make their reappearance in the evening skies, while Saturn and Jupiter, both past opposition are beginning to fade. Mars reaches opposition this month and for most of the US will be occulted (covered) by the Moon on December 7-8.
We also explore the constellations Cassiopeia and Triangulum.
A packed, but fun episode!
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