Astronomy Events in 2019

Astronomy in January 2019

With dark skies back, there may even be some cloudless night skies to enjoy. 
Here are some suggestions for things to look out for this month.

    01  21:50  Venus 1.3°S of Moon
    02  05       Saturn in Conjunction with Sun
    03  05       Earth at Perihelion: 0.98330 AU
    03  07:37  Jupiter 3.1°S of Moon
    04  02       Quadrantid Meteor Shower
    06  01:28  NEW MOON
    06  01:41  Partial Solar Eclipse; mag=0.715
    06  05       Venus at Greatest Elong: 47.0°W
    07  00:08  Moon at Descending Node
    09  04:29  Moon at Apogee: 406116 km
    12  08       Mercury at Aphelion
    12  19:47  Mars 5.3°N of Moon
    14  06:45  FIRST QUARTER MOON
    17  18:20  Aldebaran 1.6°S of Moon
    20  22:48  Moon at Ascending Node
    21  05:12  Total Lunar Eclipse; mag=1.195
    21  05:16  FULL MOON
    21  15:32  Beehive 0.6°N of Moon
    21  19:58  Moon at Perigee: 357345 km
    23  01:41  Regulus 2.5°S of Moon
    27  21:10  LAST QUARTER MOON
    30  03       Mercury at Superior Conjunction
    30  23:54  Jupiter 2.8°S of Moon
    31  17:36  Venus 0.1°S of Moon

For more ideas and information on what to observe this month, please visit

Jodrell Bank's Night Sky Guide