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The Full Moon is Friday January 26. Saturn is low in the west when twilight ends. Jupiter is now in the north-western sky but still dominates the early evening
sky. Venus is visible in the morning twilight above Mercury. Mars climbs higher in the morning twilight and is spectacularly close to Mercury on the 28th.

The Full Moon is Friday January 26. The Moon is at apogee, when it is furthest from the Earth, on the 29th.

Evening
sky on Saturday, January 27 as seen from Adelaide at 21:29 ACDST (60 minutes after sunset), Saturn is low above the western horizon . 

 

 

 

   

Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent
local time (60 minutes after sunset).     

Evening sky on Saturday, January 27 as seen from Adelaide at 22:05 ACDST (90 minutes after sunset). Jupiter is above the north-western horizon.  The inset is the telescopic view at this time.

    

Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (90 minutes after sunset).     

Morning
sky on Sunday, January 28 as seen from Adelaide at 05:27 ACDST, (60
minutes before sunrise, click to embiggen). Venus is beginning to lower
in the morning twilight. Mercury and Mars are at their closest below Venus.

The inset is the telescopic view of Mars and Mercury at
this time.

    

Similar views will be seen from the rest of Australia at the equivalent local time (60 minutes before sunrise).

 

Whole sky on Saturday, January 27 as seen from Adelaide at 22:05 ACDST, 90 minutes after sunset (click
to embiggen). Saturn is setting in the west, and Jupiter is high in the north-west.Orion is almost due north. Bright Sirius is high in  the eastern sky. Between the bright star
Canopus and the Southern Cross are a wealth of binocular objects to
discover. The Full Moon will make them harder to see though.

 

   

 Elsewhere
in Australia will see a similar view at the equivalent time (90 minutes after sunset).

 

 

Mercury is low in the morning twilight. It is heading towards the horizon and is spectacularly close to Mars on the 28th.

Venus is in the morning twilight, it will now sink towards the horizon but will remain easily visible for all of January.

Mars is rising in the morning twilight and is spectacularly close to Mercury on the 28th.. 

Jupiter is highest around nautical twilight and is now well visible in the early evening sky.

Saturn is now a difficult telescopic object low in the west.

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