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Saturday, January 11, 2020

 

Southern Skywatch January 2020 edition is now out!

The morning sky facing east in Adelaide on on Tuesday January 21 as seen from Adelaide at 5:20 ACDST, before sunrise, Mars is close to the crescent Moon. (similar views will be seen similar views will be seen Australia 60 minutes before sunrise).  (click to embiggen).









The January edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.

Mercury is low in the evening sky this month and is essentially unobservable.

Venus is high in the evening sky and  is visited by the crescent Moon on the 28th.

 Mars climbs higher in the morning sky and is visited by the crescent Moon on the 21st.

Jupiter climbs higher in the morning sky from mid-month and is visited by the crescent Moon on the 23rd

Saturn  is not visible this Month.

January 5; Earth at perihelion. January 8, Mars near Acrab, January 10, Mars very close to Omgea 1 and 2 Scorpii, January 11, penumbral eclipse of the Moon. January 21; Mars and crescent Moon close. January 23, Jupiter and the thin crescent Moon close in the twilight. January 26, thin crescent Moon and Mercury close with Venus above. January 27, Venus and Neptune close. January 28; crescent Moon and Venus close.

January  2; Moon at Apogee, January 14; Moon at perigee.

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