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Mercury reaches highest point in evening sky Mercury is bright and well placed in the evening sky. Fri, 01 Jan 2016 (1209 days ago) in Sagittarius

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Moon at Last Quarter The Moon rises in the east at around midnight and appears high in the sky at sunrise. Sat, 02 Jan 2016 at 00:32 EDT (1208 days ago) in Virgo

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The Moon at apogee The Moon appears small as it recedes to its furthest point from the Earth. Sat, 02 Jan 2016 at 06:54 EDT (1208 days ago) in Virgo

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The Earth at perihelion The Earth reaches its closest point to the Sun. Sat, 02 Jan 2016 at 17:49 EDT (1208 days ago)

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M41 is well placed The open star cluster M41 (NGC 2287) in Canis Major is well placed for observation. Sat, 02 Jan 2016 (1208 days ago) in Canis Major

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Conjunction of the Moon and Mars The Moon and Mars share the same right ascension, at a separation of 1°29'. Sun, 03 Jan 2016 at 13:46 EDT (1207 days ago) in Virgo

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Close approach of the Moon and Mars The Moon and Mars pass within 1°25' of each other. Sun, 03 Jan 2016 at 14:38 EDT (1207 days ago) in Virgo

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Quadrantid meteor shower The Quadrantid meteor shower reaches its peak. Sun, 03 Jan 2016 (1206 days ago) in Sagittarius

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134340 Pluto at solar conjunction 134340 Pluto is unobservable as it passes around the far side of the Sun. Tue, 05 Jan 2016 at 22:08 EDT (1205 days ago) in Sagittarius

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1 Ceres at aphelion 1 Ceres reaches its furthest point from the Sun. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 at 04:57 EDT (1204 days ago) in Capricornus

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Conjunction of the Moon and Venus The Moon and Venus share the same right ascension, at a separation of 3°05'. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 at 18:57 EDT (1204 days ago) in Ophiuchus

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Close approach of the Moon and Venus The Moon and Venus pass within 3°04' of each other. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 at 19:45 EDT (1204 days ago) in Ophiuchus

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Conjunction of the Moon and Saturn The Moon and Saturn share the same right ascension, at a separation of 3°18'. Wed, 06 Jan 2016 at 23:37 EDT (1203 days ago) in Ophiuchus

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Close approach of the Moon and Saturn The Moon and Saturn pass within 3°17' of each other. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 at 00:21 EDT (1203 days ago) in Ophiuchus

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Mercury at perihelion Mercury reaches its closest point to the Sun. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 at 12:34 EDT (1202 days ago) in Sagittarius

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Conjunction of Venus and Saturn Venus and Saturn share the same right ascension, at a separation of 0°05'. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 at 22:54 EDT (1202 days ago) in Ophiuchus

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Close approach of Venus and Saturn Venus and Saturn pass within 0°05' of each other. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 at 23:12 EDT (1201 days ago) in Ophiuchus

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The Moon at perihelion The Moon reaches its closest point to the Sun. Sat, 09 Jan 2016 at 09:46 EDT (1201 days ago) in Sagittarius

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New Moon The Moon disappears into the Sun's glare. Sat, 09 Jan 2016 at 20:32 EDT (1201 days ago) in Sagittarius

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Mercury at inferior solar conjunction Mercury passes around the near side of the Sun. Thu, 14 Jan 2016 at 08:59 EDT (1196 days ago) in Sagittarius

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