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Jan
20
Wed
The Lunar X & the Lunar V
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On the evening of Wednesday the 20th of January at 19.00 hrs,

there are 2 Clair Obscur effects visible on the first quarter Moon,

the lunar X is formed by the rims of 3 craters:-

la Caille, Purbach, & Blanchinus,

and the lunar V is near the crater Ukert

both of these effects will be visible along the lunar Terminator

if you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Jan
21
Thu
Mars, the Moon & Uranus
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

At 18.00 hrs on the evening of Thursday the 21st of January the planet Mars will be 6.4° & the planet Uranus  will be 5.6° N N/W

(above & to the right) of a 57.8% illuminated Waxing Gibbous Moon

If you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Mars & Uranus
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the night of Thursday the 21st of January at 21.00 hrs

the planet Mars will be 1.7° to the North of the planet Uranus

If you plan to image / observe this event remember to  dress for the conditions

Jan
24
Sun
Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation
Jan 24 @ 5:27 pm – 6:27 pm

During the late afternoon / early evening of  Sunday the 24th of January, at  17.30 hrs,

the planet Mercury will reach it’s greatest eastern elongation of 19.0° from the Sun,

setting approx 90-100 mins after Sunset

If you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Jan
25
Mon
The Moon & the open cluster M35
Jan 25 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 26 @ 1:30 am

From approx 21.30 on Monday the 25th of January to  approx 01.30 Tuesday the 26th of January

a 91% lit Waxing Gibbous Moon, will occult 2/3rds of the open cluster M35

M35 can be found within the constellation of Gemini

If you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions