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The Earth is at Perihelion (distance to sun: 0.9833 AU) at 0:32.2 UT, 5th January, 2012.



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The Earth-Moon system is at Perihelion (closest to the sun) at 2:51.7 UT, 4th January, 2012.



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The waxing gibbous Moon is near the Pleiades on 4 January



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Jupiter, Moon to converge in conjunction

Sky gazers are in for a celestial treat as Jupiter and Moon will converge in a beautiful conjunction, an event which can be seen after sunset on Tuesday.
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Highlights of the January sky



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Eyes on the Sky: Jan 2 thru Jan 8 



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Jupiter is near the waxing gibbous moon in the constellation Aries on the 2nd January.



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Lunar apogee (distance to moon center: 398240.7 km, apparent diameter: 30'00.4") at 20:16.5 UT, 2nd January, 2012.



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January 2, 2012

09:08 UT, Europa occulted by Jupiter.
11:10 UT, Io occulted by Jupiter.
11:36 UT, Europa exits occultation behind Jupiter.
11:44 UT, Europa eclipsed by Jupiter's shadow.
14:14 UT, Europa exits eclipse by Jupiter's shadow.
14:38 UT, Io exits eclipse by Jupiter's shadow.



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First Quarter Moon (declination: 8.37°) at 6:14.6 UT, 1st January.



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