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The Moon at perigee The Moon appears large as it makes its closest approach to the Earth. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 at 16:50 EST (350 days ago) in Gemini

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M41 is well placed The open star cluster M41 (NGC 2287) in Canis Major is well placed for observation. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 (350 days ago) in Canis Major

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Mercury at greatest elongation west Mercury is bright and well placed in the dawn sky. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 at 19:40 EST (350 days ago) in Ophiuchus

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The Moon at aphelion The Moon reaches its furthest point from the Sun. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 at 20:56 EST (350 days ago) in Gemini

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Full Moon The Moon is visible for much of the night. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 at 21:25 EST (350 days ago) in Gemini

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Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition Asteroid 8 Flora is well placed for observation. Tue, 02 Jan 2018 at 19:00 EST (349 days ago) in Gemini

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The Earth at perihelion The Earth reaches its closest point to the Sun. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 at 00:35 EST (348 days ago)

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Quadrantid meteor shower The Quadrantid meteor shower reaches its peak. Wed, 03 Jan 2018 (347 days ago) in Sagittarius

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C/2017 T1 (Heinze) reaches its brightest C/2017 T1 (Heinze) is well placed for observation. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 (345 days ago) in Camelopardalis

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Close approach of Jupiter and Mars Jupiter and Mars pass within 0°12' of each other. Sat, 06 Jan 2018 at 19:23 EST (345 days ago) in Libra

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Conjunction of Jupiter and Mars Jupiter and Mars share the same right ascension, at a separation of 0°12'. Sat, 06 Jan 2018 at 22:37 EST (345 days ago) in Libra

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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. Mon, 08 Jan 2018 at 17:27 EST (343 days ago) in Virgo

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Venus at superior solar conjunction Venus passes around the far side of the Sun. Tue, 09 Jan 2018 at 01:22 EST (342 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, 09 Jan 2018 at 04:25 EST (342 days ago) in Sagittarius

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Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter The Moon and Jupiter share the same right ascension, at a separation of 4°20'. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 00:59 EST (340 days ago) in Libra

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Close approach of the Moon and Jupiter The Moon and Jupiter pass within 4°09' of each other. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 03:26 EST (340 days ago) in Libra

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Conjunction of the Moon and Mars The Moon and Mars share the same right ascension, at a separation of 4°33'. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 05:04 EST (340 days ago) in Libra

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Close approach of the Moon and Mars The Moon and Mars pass within 4°23' of each other. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 07:40 EST (340 days ago) in Libra

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Conjunction of Mercury and Saturn Mercury and Saturn share the same right ascension, at a separation of 0°38'. Sat, 13 Jan 2018 at 01:47 EST (338 days ago) in Sagittarius

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Supernova SN2018gj discovered A new supernova has been discovered in NGC 6217. Sat, 13 Jan 2018 (337 days ago)

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