Virtual Star Party – January 12, 2014: The Planetary Show!

Hosts: Fraser Cain(@fcain, @universetoday) and Scott Lewis(@baldastronomer)

David Dickinson(@astroguyz) in Florida
Mike Phillips in North Carolina
Shahrin Ahmad(@shahgazer) in Malaysia
Andrew Dumbleton in England
and James McGee

Venus at inferior conjunction
Io being occulted by Jupiter
the Moon,including near the Chang’e landing site in Mare Iridium
the Sun, with sunspot R44
Galaxy M64
tiny Mercury
filaments on the Sun
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
more Moon views, including Tycho crater
and finally Mars!

We hold the Virtual Star Party every Sunday night as a live Google+ Hangout on Air. We begin the show when it gets dark on the West Coast. If you want to get a notification, make sure you circle the Virtual Star Party on Google+. You can watch on our YouTube channel or here on Universe Today.