Astronomical calendar for december 2022

(ORDO NEWS) — December 8: The December full moon, known as the Cold Moon, occurs at 04:08 GMT.

December 13-14: The annual Geminid meteor shower, one of the best meteor showers of the year, reaches its peak.

Solstice December 21: Today marks the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

December 21-22: The annual Ursida meteor shower peaks this night.

December 22: The NASA Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment-1 (PRIME-1) mission will launch to the south lunar pole on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

The mission will use the Nova-C lunar lander developed by Intuitive Machines.

December 23: New Moon occurs at 09:16 GMT.

Also scheduled to launch in December (but this is not certain):

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch a joint mission called Transporter 6. It launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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