Sunday, December 31, 2017
Southern Skywatch January 2018 edition is now out!
The January edition of Southern Skywatch is now up.
This month sees most of the action move in the morning sky. Speedy Mercury and Saturn return to the morning twilight.
January 2; Moon at Perigee ("Super Moon").
Mars and Jupiter climb higher in the morning sky. January 7; Jupiter and Mars very close. January 12; crescent Moon, Mars and Jupiter form a triangle.
January 13; Saturn and Mercury close. January 15; Moon at Apogee. January 15; Thin crescent Moon close to Saturn and Mercury low in morning twilight.
Jan 15-31; Asteroid Ceres visible in binoculars.
January 29; variable star Mira at maximum brightness.
January 31; "Blue" Moon and total Lunar Eclipse. This is the first total lunar eclipse since September 2015, and the best of the two Lunar eclipses this year.
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