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Jupiter is at Quadrature on the 18th, January, 2012.

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Mercury is at aphelion (distance to sun: 0.4667 AU) at 5.35 UT, 18th January, 2012.

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Lunar perigee (distance to moon center: 363474.9 km, apparent diameter: 32'52.6") at 21:16.4 UT, 17th January, 2012.



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Saturn is at Quadrature on the 17th January, 2012.



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Eyes on the Sky: Jan 16 thru Jan 22


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



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Last Quarter Moon (declination: -13.48°) at 9:07.9 UT, 16th January, 2012.



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The Moon will forms a line with Saturn and the star Spica (Alpha Virginis) on the 16th January, 2012.



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Mars moves into the constellation Virgo from the constellation Leo on the 15th, January.



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Venus is 1°10' south of Neptune at 07:07 UT, 13th January, 2012

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Mercury is 4°34' south of Pluto at 08:47 UT, 13th January, 2012.

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