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In The Sky

We are indebted to Arthur Black for supplying this information.
Should you wish to communicate with Arthur, please email him at:  arthur.black10@btinternet.com

Here is stargazing info for January 2010.

  • 3rd/4th Quadrantid meteor shower spectacular after midnight NE. Possibly 120 per hour.
  • 4th Moon close to Uranus 11pm SW 
  • 7th Moon moves through the Hyades cluster passing just above star Aldebaran 6pm SW 
  • 10th Penumbral eclipse of the Moon around 7pm SSE 
  • 13th Moon to the right of stars Regulus and Algieba 7am W 
  • 14th Moon to the left of stars Regulus and Algieba 7am W 
  • 20th Moon close to Mars and star Antares 7am SSE 
  • 21st Moon close to Mars and star Antares 7am SSE 
  • 27th Venus and Neptune together 7pm SW 
  • 28th Venus and Neptune together 7pm SW
Meteor Shower:
Quadrantids between 1st and 12th January peaking 3rd/4th January with possibly 120 meteors per hour after midnight in the NE 
Planets: 
Mercury - is near to the horizon and may not be visible. It is in the evening sky and sets around 545pm 
Venus - shines brightly in the SW after sunset. It sets at 7pm at the start of January and 830pm at the end of January. It moves from Capricornus into Aquarius. 
Mars - visible in the morning in Libra and then moves through the top of Scorpius and into Ophiuchus. It rises in the SE at 440am. Mid month red planet Mars passes above the red giant star Antares. 
Jupiter - Too close to the Sun to be seen this month 
Saturn - Too close to the Sun to be seen this month 
Uranus - situated around Aries and Pisces and sets around 1:30am 
Neptune - lies in Aquarius and sets around 9pm

Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.

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