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Comet C/2014 Q2 (LoveJoy) is a naked-eye object in Taurus (January 13)
Track of comet Lovejoy in January (from Carte du Ceil)
Cloud cover forecast from clearoutside.com
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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