1 Jan High in the east at sunset, the Pleiades Cluster is 1 fist-width above or to the upper left of the moon. Aldebaran is 3 finger-widths to the lower left.
2 Jan Gemini and Orion are high in the southeast by midnight.
3 Jan Just after dark, Gemini is to the moon’s lower left and Orion to its lower right.
5 Jan As evening passes, it should be easy to spot the Gemini Twins 1 fist-width to the moon’s upper left and Procyon the same distance to the lower right.
6 Jan High in the east by midnight, Jupiter is about 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower left. Procyon is 1½ fist-widths to the upper right.
7 Jan By midnight, the moon, Jupiter and Regulus form a tight triangle in the east, with Jupiter 2 finger-widths to the moon’s upper left and Regulus 4 finger-widths to the moon’s lower left. The Big Dipper stands on its handle to the left.
8 Jan Jupiter is directly above the moon low in the east by midnight, and Regulus is to the moon’s upper left.
9 Jan Late tonight, the moon forms a nearly straight line with Regulus, 1½ fist-widths above, and Jupiter, less than 1 fist-width beyond.
10 Jan High in the southwest before dawn, the moon lies between Regulus, 2 fist-widths to the right, and Spica, 3½ fist-widths to the left.
11 Jan Low in the west at dusk, Mercury passes within 0.6 degrees of Venus. Look quickly: They set 1½ hours after sunset.
13 Jan Before dawn, the moon is 1 finger-width to Spica’s upper left.
14 Jan At its greatest elongation east, Mercury sets more than 1½ hours after the sun. Look for Venus ½ finger-width to the left.
16 Jan Low in the east before dawn, Saturn is ½ finger-width to the moon’s right.
21 Jan Low in the west at dusk, Venus is 2½ finger-widths to the moon’s left, and Mercury is 2 finger-widths below.
23 Jan Forming a straight line tonight, Mars is 1 fist-width to the moon’s lower right, and Venus is a fist-width beyond Mars.
28 Jan Tonight high in the south, the Pleiades Cluster is 4 finger-widths above or to the upper right of the moon, and Aldebaran is the same distance to the left or upper left.
31 Jan Procyon is 2 fist-widths below the moon, and second-magnitude Alhena is less than 1 finger-width to the moon’s right.
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