Before the usual info, I thought I would mention the Starlink satellites. They are worth looking out for. You can download an app (Apple or Android) to find out when and where they will appear. My neighbour and I saw about 14 or 15 all crossing the sky over a period of eight minutes last week. Rather impressive. [2nd May 2020]
Here is stargazing info for January 2021.
Visible 28/12 to 12/1 Peak 3-4/1 120 meteors per hour NNE between Bootes and Hercules
There will be moonlight interference
Mercury - reaches greatest eastern elongation on 24th pm. It sets around 615pm in the SW.
Venus - initially in Ophiuchus but moving closer to the Sun. Starts the month very bright low inn the SE rising around 630am. It disappears from sight by the end of the month.
Mars - it fades as it moves from Pisces to Aries. It sets around 145am.
Jupiter - is in Capricornus. Gradually getting too close to the Sun to be visible. Very low in the SW. Sets around 545pm.
Saturn - also in Capricornus. Becoming invisible near the Sun. Very low in the SW. Sets around 545pm.
Uranus - initially retrograding in Aries but resumes direct motion on 16/1. Sets about 145am.
Neptune - remains in Aquarius for the whole year. Visible with binoculars. Sets around 915pm.
Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.
50º 45'03.84N 4º 30'01.39W OS: SX 237977 Elevation: 142m
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