ASTRONOMY COLUMN JANUARY:

ASTRONOMY COLUMN JANUARY:China Lake Astronomical Society Roger Brower –

JANUARY CELESTIAL CALENDAR

Jupiter remains in the evening sky this month. Look for it in the west after sunset.

Saturn starts the month in the western evening sky but fads into the sun by the 20th and is no longer visible this month.

Mars is now in the morning sky where it can be seen in the southeast all month.

Venus is still in the evening sky but is getting very low in the sky. Look for Venus in the west soon after sunset the first few days of the month. After mid-month it moves to the morning sky where it can be seen in the east after sun rise.

Mercury is in the moves to the evening sky where it can be seen in the west after sunset.

On the first few days of the month the four planets of Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn can be seen in a line in the west soon after sunset.

The short lived Quadrantid meteor shower peaked on the 3rd.

More information visit our website ChinaLakeAstro.org. or call the China Lake Astronomical Society at 760-446-0454

Story First Published: 2022-01-07