ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS FOR JANUARY 2011

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JAN 2:  A Waning Crescent Moon within 5 degrees of Antares at the time of dawn

JAN 3-4: Quadrantid Meteor Shower will peak

JAN 4: Partial Solar Eclipse

JAN 4: New Moon

JAN 7: Saturn Western Quadrature

JAN 10: Venus Greatest Western Elongation

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JAN 10: Mercury Greatest Western Elongation

JAN 12: First Quarter Moon

JAN 15: A Waxing Gibbous Moon (10.32 days old) within 2 degrees of Pleiades (M45).

JAN 20: Full Moon

JAN 21: A Waning gibbous Moon (16.86 days old) within 5.5 degrees of Regulus.

JAN 25: A Waning Gibbous (20.45 days old) Moon will be around 8.5 degrees from Saturn

JAN 26: Last Quarter Moon


JAN 26: The Moon within 6 degrees of Spica. Also the Moon, Spica and Saturn are aligned in a straight line.


JAN 29: A Waning Crescent Moon (24% illuminated) is just around 2 degrees N-NE of Antares.


JAN 30: A Waning Crescent Moon (16% illuminated) is just around 4 degrees NE of Venus.


V S/AASTRO

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