Moon, Jupiter & Mars

180111-014 Close arroach of Moon, Jupiter and Mars
Thursday 11th January 2018 @ 4am onwards
Close approach of Moon, Jupiter and Mars.

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Double conjunction of Venus and Pluto.

180109-012 Venus and Pluto at Solar Conjunction
Tuesday 9th January 2018
Conjunction of Venus and Pluto.

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Last Quarter Moon

180108-011 Last Quarter Moon
Monday 8th January 2018
Last Quarter Moon @ 22:25 / 10.25pm in the constellation of Virgo (The Maiden)
(Rises: Tuesday 9th @ 00:20 / 12.20am)

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Jupiter and Mars

180107-010 Mars appears close to south of Jupiter
Sunday 7th / Monday 8th January 2018 @ 4am onwards
Mars appears close to south of Jupiter.

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Comet C/2016 R2 Panstarrs

180106-009 Comet C2016 R2 Panstarrs
Saturday 6th January 2018 – all night
Good opportunity for astrophotography – Comet C/2016 R2 Panstarrs (Mag: +13) is close to the ‘Nose of the Bull’ in the constellation of Taurus (The Bull) at the pointed end of V-shaped Hyades.

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Mercury

180106-008 Mercury is at its brighest in the morning sky
Saturday 6th January 2018 @ 07:00 / 7am
Mercury is at its brightest in the morning sky.

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Moon occults the star

180105-007 Moon occults the star in the daytime - Regulus
Friday 5th January 2018 @ 08:20am
85% lit Moon occults the brightest star, Regulus in the constellation of Leo (The Lion) in the daytime.

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The Quadrantid Meteors

180104-006 The Quadrantid Meteors
Thursday 4th January 2018
The Quadrantid meteors are the peak all night but best in the morning sky.

The info-graphic from SkyChart III represents the view from mid-northern latitudes at about 1:00 a.m. local time around January 4th 2018. The graphic does not represent the view at the time of maximum, but is simply meant to help prospective observers to find the radiant location. The red line across the bottom of the image represents the horizon.

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Super Moon – evening sky

180102-003 Year's largest supermoon on January 2nd.
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
2018 Year’s largest Super Moon on January 2nd.

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Full Moon

180102-004 Full Moon at 02.35am in Gemini
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Full Moon @ 02:25am in constellation of Gemini (The Twin).

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