Sky this month – January 2016

Here is a list of astronomical events for given month. Location dependent events listed here are visible from central Europe.

January 2016:

4 – The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks at 8:00 UT with a ZHR variable from 100-130 favouring North America. This shower has very narrow time of peak activity with more visible meteors than Perseids shower.

9 – Close conjunction between bright planets Saturn and Venus at 4:12 UT. They pass within 10 arcsec of each other. Event is easily observable within a field of view of a telescope with higher magnifications.

10 – Comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina) should be at its brightest, with magnitude of around +5.

11 – New Moon.

24 – Full Moon.

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