Milton Keynes Astronomical Society

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Rectory Cottages,    (their web site)
Church Green Road,
Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ.

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Next meeting 8:00pm on Friday January 23rd 2015, Astromeet

All our meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.

January Observations:
Comet C/2014 Q2 (LoveJoy) is a naked-eye object in Taurus (January 13)
Track of comet Lovejoy in January (from Carte du Ceil)

Five-day weather outlook for local observers
Monday 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Tuesday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Wednesday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Thursday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Friday 00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence, generated by the Met. Office on Mon 26th January at 09:00

Cloud cover forecast from

The Sun
Lasco C3 EIT 195 Magnetogram
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  The Moon
 Jan 05
 Jan 13
 Jan 20
 Jan 27


Mercury : Back in the Evening Sky, Mercury passes close to Venus on the 10th, but might go unnoticed with the brightness of Venus so near.

Venus : Venus has switched to the Evening Star and now sets about an hour after the Sun.

Mars : Mars fading and shrinking now and sinking in the southwest as it gets dark, despite that more or less holding position relative to the Sun.

Jupiter : Very bright as usual and rising at about 20:00 Jupiter is reasonably high up the ecliptic in Leo. Opposition is next month so its visible most of the night.

Saturn : Saturn has passed round the Sun and re-appeared in the morning sky down in the Libra / Scorpius area

Uranus : Uranus came to opposition on Oct 7th in Pisces

Neptune : Still around when darkness falls, but heading to the horizon soon after. In the constellation of Aquarius.

Meteors : The Quadrantids are due to peak for the night of Jan 3rd/4th, but the Moon will be up all night long

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