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First Quarter Moon at 4:09.6 UT, 31st January, 2012



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Eyes on the Sky: Jan 30 thru Feb 5

See what's up in the night sky during the week of January 30 through February 5. The "Winter Circle" (or Hexagon) of Capella, Aldebaran, Rigel, Sirius, Procyon, Pollux and Castor is highlighted, along with a tour of distances and sizes of some of these stars. Collinder 70 can be found with binoculars in Orion, and the open cluster M41 is near to the northern hemisphere's brightest star, Sirius. The ecliptic is given some attention, as Venus, Jupiter and the Moon make points on this imaginary line running through the area of the sky that shows where all the planets can be found during winter. Also highlighted: Where to find Mars and Saturn.



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Lunar apogee (distance to moon center: 397987.0 km, apparent diameter: 30'01.6") at 17:42.1 UT, 30th January, 2012



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The moon is close to Jupiter on the 30th January, 2012.



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The Moon is close to Venus at 12.15 UT, 26th January, 2012.

Moon meets Venus


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Eyes on the Sky: Jan 23 thru Jan 29

This week's "Eyes on the Sky" astronomy video focuses on objects that can be seen naked eye or with binoculars in Taurus, as well as Jupiter and some of it's moons through a telescope. Pointers to Venus, Saturn and Mars this week are also covered.



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Mars is stationary: Getting Retrograde at 0:37 UT, 25th January, 2012.



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Venus and Moon pairing up on Jan 26

On the evening of January 26, there will be a 'pairing' of the Moon and Venus, the Nehru Centre said today.
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New Moon (diameter: 31.420') at 7:39.3 UT, 23rd January, 2012.



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The waning crescent Moon occults Messier 80 in Scorpius between 05:10 and 06:10 UT, on the 19th January, 2012



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