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Moon rise in the constellation Sextans at 20:39.4 UT, 12th January, 2012. (For Scotland)



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This evening Neptune is in conjunction with Venus


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Neptune, at magnitude 8.0, is in conjunction with Venus, at magnitude -3.9, on the 12th January, 2012

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Uranus is near (15') the magnitude 6.3 star HD 6

Uranus will appear as a blueish disk rather than a point of light.

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Position (J2000): R.A. 00 05 03.82307  |  Dec. -00° 30' 10.9294''

Google earth file: HD 6.kmz (1kb, kmz)



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Full Moon from Earth Jan 9, 2012



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Full Moon (diameter: 30.900', declination: 19.25°) at 7:30.1 UT, 9th January, 2012.



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Eyes on the Sky Jan 9 thru Jan 15

This week's "Eyes on the Sky" astronomy video focuses on how to view Mars and the Moon. Also discussed: How to find Venus, Jupiter and Saturn in the night sky for the week of January 9 through January 15, 2012.



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Venus is near Delta Capricorni in the evening sky



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Starting on Thursday, Jan. 12, and continuing until Monday, Jan. 17 get your binoculars or that new telescope you received for Christmas and be outside at about 6pm local time and locate bright Venus.
Look above and right of Venus at about the one oclock position for the blueish colour of Neptune.

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The waxing crescent moon is between the Pleiades and Hyades star clusters on the 5th January, 2012.

The Moon is near Aldabaran



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