Double and Triple Shadow Transit on Jupiter, Jan. 23-24, 2015
Friday–Saturday, Jan. 23–24, 11:35 p.m.–03:00 a.m. EST. The shadows of Io, Europa, and Callisto will fall simultaneously on Jupiter; this is an extremely rare event, which will not occur again until 2032.
Aldebaran and the Moon, January 2015
Thursday, Jan. 29, dusk. The waxing gibbous moon is east of the red giant star Aldebaran and the Hyades star cluster. The bright Pleiades star cluster is above and towards the west.
Mercury, January 2015
Mercury is well placed in the evening sky close to Venus.
Venus, January 2015
Venus is an “evening star” in the southwestern sky just after sunset.
Mars, January 2015
Mars spends most of the month in Aquarius, low in the southwestern sky after sunset.
Jupiter, January 2015
Jupiter now rises in the early evening in the constellation Leo, and shines brightly in the southern sky the rest of the night. The current series of double shadow transits culminates in a triple shadow transit on the night of January 24.
Saturn, January 2015
Saturn moves from Libra into Scorpius on Jan. 17 the southeastern morning sky.
Uranus, January 2015
Uranus is well placed in Pisces in the evening sky, setting in late evening.
Neptune, January 2015
Neptune is low the western evening sky in Aquarius.