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

by Nancy Atkinson on January 3, 2012

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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.


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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Piotr Mali?ski January 4, 2012 at 7:20 AM

We can see clouds ;)

Anonymous January 4, 2012 at 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?

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