Phenomena, 2006: January

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
1Venus is 7° north of the Moon.1000
1The Moon is at perigee.2300
2Neptune is 4° north of the Moon.1200
4Uranus is 2° north of the Moon.0000
4Earth is at perihelion.1500
5Vesta, the third largest asteroid, is at opposition.2300
8Mars is 1° 3' south of the Moon.2000
14Venus is in inferior conjunction.0000
15Saturn is 4° south of the Moon.1300
16The asteroid Juno appears to be motionless in the sky as it goes from retrograde to direct motion.2000
17The moon is at apogee.1900
21Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 0° 6' south of the Moon. Occultation of Spica by the Moon.2200
23Jupiter is 5° north of the Moon.2000
25Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 02' south of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon.1200
26Mercury is in superior conjunction.2200
27Saturn is at opposition.2300
28Venus is 12° north of the Moon.0000
29NEW MOON1400
30Moon is at perigee.0800
31Uranus is 1° 7' north of the Moon.1200

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Phenomena, 2006