Day: December 24, 2018

2018, December 24: Apollo 8 at the Moon 50 years later

Apollo 8 at the Moon, December 24, 1968

And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth — Frank Borman


2018, December 24: Morning Star Venus and Jupiter

With a bright waning gibbous moon in the west, Jupiter joins brilliant Morning Star Venus in the southeastern sky.  Venus passes Jupiter in a widely-spaced conjunction on January 22.  Watch Venus close the gap during the next month.

More about Venus and Jupiter