High temp: 35 degrees

Low temp: 23 degrees

Average temp: 30 degrees

Record High: 70 degrees, Dec. 2, 1941

Record Low: -7 degrees, Dec. 1, 1985

Total precipitation: 0.18 inches

Month to date: .18 inches

Year to date: 10.2 inches

 

Star gazing tips for the week of Wednesday, Dec. 8 through Tuesday,

Dec. 14:

The Moon will pass through Capricornus, the sea-goat constellation, on Thursday evening. Find the constellation by spotting its brightest stars forming a wide triangle.

Two “dog stars” will appear in the sky during mid-evening Saturday. Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, will rise in the southeast. Follow the line of Orion’s belt down to the horizon to spot Sirius, which is part of Canis Major, the big dog constellation. Procyon, a star in Canis Minor, the little dog, will be visible far to the left of Sirius.

Sunday night will bring Jupiter into view to the left of the moon. Look high in the southern sky before midnight to spot the gas giant.

Did you know?:

Procyon’s name comes from the Greek “prokyon,” which means “before the dog.” Both the ancient Babylonians and Egyptians studied and revered the dog stars.

Data from:

www.wunderground.com, www.stardate.org, www.intellicast.com

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