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Night Sky Guide January 2014

5 Jan 2014, 16:22 UTC
Night Sky Guide January 2014
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Night Sky Guide January 2014 Tonight’s Sky: January 2014 Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the January Sky Evening Planets Jupiter, king of the planets, rises in the east at sunset, blazing majestically throughout the winter night. A telescope shows dark bands cutting across the planet. On January […]The post Night Sky Guide January 2014 appeared first on .

Night Sky Guide January 2014

Tonight’s Sky: January 2014
Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the January Sky
Evening Planets
Jupiter, king of the planets, rises in the east at sunset, blazing majestically throughout the winter night. A telescope shows dark bands cutting across the planet.
On January 5th, Jupiter is at opposition, when it is closest to Earth. This is the best time to observe Jupiter with a telescope or binoculars. Look for its four moons.
Constellations and Deep-Sky Objects
The winter sky is filled with brilliant stars. An ancient constellation, Auriga was pictured as a goat herder by the Greeks and Romans. Auriga is a beautiful circlet of jeweled stars, gracing the sky overhead.
Capella, the sixth-brightest star in the sky, is a double star. ...

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