What's up in the night sky from Jan 13 thru Jan 19

Jan 12

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1/12/2014 10:38 PM  RssIcon

Here's what's happening in the night sky for the week of January 13 thru January 19

Want to see what's up in the sky this week? This daily reminder chart will let you know lots of individual, time-sensitive events occurring in the night sky for amateur astronomers to observe naked eye, with binoculars and sometimes a telescope.

Not sure how to convert the Universal Times to your local time zone? For U.S. observers, click here. For other visitors, check this site.

Monday, Jan 13

Tuesday, Jan 14:

Wednesday, Jan 15

  • Full Moon at 04:52 UT (Jan 16 most other locations)
  • Moon is 5 degrees south of Jupiter in the constellation Gemini at 0600 UT (Jan 16 most other locations
  • Smallest full Moon of 2014 - the "Mini Moon"
  • Moon is at apogee, furthest distance from Earth in it's orbit, at 406,532 km, 0200 UT

Thursday, Jan 16:

  • Messier 35 is a superb, large open cluster to see in Gemini

Friday, Jan 17:

  • Algol at minimum, 1123 UT

Saturday, Jan 18:

Sunday Jan 19:

Not sure how to convert the Universal Times to your local time zone? For U.S. observers, click here. For other visitors, check this site.

Want to know how to find and see these sights and more in the night sky with binoculars or a small telescope? Check out the homepage. For recent videos of other celestial sights to see, click the "Videos" link at the top of this page.


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This blog includes what to see in the night and daytime skies, thoughts on telescopes, binoculars, and other astronomy observing accessories and equipment, plus my own occasional notes on objects I've seen and observed. Oh, and the random theater or other "my take on life" post. In other words, there is always something interesting. Check it out.