Friday, December 21, 2018
Southern Skywatch January 2019 edition is now out!
The January edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.
This month Saturn is lost from the evening sky for the first half of the month, it then meets Mercury late in the month. Jupiter climbs higher in the morning sky, catching up with Venus.
Venus climbs higher in the morning sky, and is close to Jupiter in the morning sky on the 23rd, then is overtaken by it. Mars is is rapidly dimming.
Mercury is visible in the low in the morning sky this month, meeting Saturn on the 15th.
Venus is climbing higher in the morning skies and is close to the crescent Moon on the 2nd. In even small telescopes it is a crescent. Venus is close to Jupiter in the morning sky on the 23rd
Jupiter is close to Venus on the 23rd.
Mars is close to the waxing Moon on the 13th.
Saturn returns to the morning sky late in the month and is close to Mercury on the 15th.
January 2, crescent Moon near Venus.
January 3 Moon close to Jupiter. January 13, Moon and Mars close.
January 9, Moon at Apogee; January 22, Moon at perigee (near perigee full Moon, so called "super Moon" 21st)
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