Astronomy, Observing

What Can You See in the Night Sky in January 2012?

3 Jan , 2012 by

Jane Houston Jones from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory provides an overview of what is in the night sky this month, including a pretty parade of planets: Venus shining brightly at dusk, while Jupiter watches from overhead; Mars comes up before midnight, and you can see Saturn near sunrise.


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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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January 3, 2012 7:18 PM

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January 4, 2012 7:20 AM

We can see clouds wink

January 4, 2012 8:13 PM

Last night I saw 2 moving objects (satellites in the eastern sky south by south west) in the night sky around 12:00AM eastern which slowed down and finally stopped. Were there new communication satellites placed into stationary orbit or was this some other pheromone?