December 2022

06 - TNO/SD object 2018 VG18 at opposition 08 - Mars 0.5o S. of Moon 08 - Mars opposition Full Moon occults Mars as seen from UK 08 - Full Moon 10 - TNO/SD object 2007 UK126 (229762) at opposition 11 - Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley approx 14th mag. 14 - Geminid meteor shower 15 - NEO 2015 RN35 <10 lunar distances 20 - NEO 2014 HK129 <10 lunar distances 20 - TNO/SD object 2003 VS2 (84922) at opposition 21 - Mercury at greatest elongation E. (20.1 o ) 22 - Ursid meteor shower 23 – New Moon 23 - Comet 244P/Scotti approx 17th mag. 25 - NEO 2013 YA14 <10 lunar distances 27 - NEO 2010 XC15 <10 lunar distances 27 - Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley approx 13th mag. 29 - Venus 1.4 o S. of Mercury 31 - Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) approx 6th mag. 31 - Comet C/2019 U5 (PANSTARRS) approx 13th mag. 31 - Comet C/2020 K1 (PANSTARRS) approx 14th mag. 31 - Comet C/2020 V2 (ZTF) approx 11th mag. 31 - Comet 71P/Clark approx 14th mag. 31 - Comet 81P/Wild approx 10th mag. 31 - Comet 113P/Spitaler approx 16th mag. 31 - Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy approx 12th mag. 31 - Comet 204P/LINEAR-NEAT approx 17th mag. 31 - Comet 211P/Hill approx 18th mag. 31 - Comet 237P/LINEAR approx 14th mag. 31 - Comet 263P/Gibbs approx 8th mag.