the sky of January 2010
- JANUARY 1: Partial Lunar Eclipse will occur. The shadow of earth will start to cover the Lunar Limb at 10:53pm of December 31st for most of the parts of West India. The eclipse will occur at around 12:55am (1st January 2010).
JANUARY 2: A Waning Gibbous Moon is about 4 degrees from The Beehive Cluster.
JANUARY 3: The Quadrantids Meteor Shower will peak on the morning of January 3, 2010. The maximum number of meteors is expected around 100/hour.
A Gibbous Moon stands 9.2 degrees E-SE of Mars and 6 degrees S-SW of Regulus at 10:30pm.
JANUARY 5: Mercury Inferior Conjunction
JANUARY 8: Last Quarter Moon. The Moon is only 3.5 degrees south of Spica.
JANUARY 11: A Waning Crescent Moon (only 16% illuminated) is just 6 degrees west of Antares at 5:45am.
JANUARY 12: Venus Superior Conjunction.
JANUARY 15: Partial Solar Eclipse for most of the part of Western India. For local time in Bhuj, the first contact time is 11:23am. The maximum is at 1:02pm. The last contact time is 2:53pm. The best view of this solar eclipse will be seen from South India, Sri Lanka and South Africa.
JANUARY 18: A Waxing Crescent Moon (9% illuminated) is 5.5 degrees north of Jupiter. Look at west-south west just after sunset.
JANUARY 23: First Quarter Moon.
JANUARY 25: At 7:30pm, the Moon will be just 1 degree 42’ from Alcyone (Pleiades).
JANUARY 27: Mercury Greatest Western Elongation. The planet will be 24 deg 45’ 9” from the Sun and 17 degrees above horizon at the time of sunrise.
JANUARY 30: Mars at opposition.
for January 2010's planet round up click here.
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