What’s Up: Skywatching Tips from NASA

By on January 2, 2021

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

As you soak in the feeling of a new year, here’s what you can look forward to in the sky this January:

  • Earth’s closest approach to the Sun
  • Uranus visible on Jan. 20
  • A glimpse of Mercury mid-month

What are some skywatching highlights in January 2021? Mark Earth’s closest approach to the Sun for the year, called perihelion, at the start of the month, then spot a couple of elusive planets: Uranus on Jan. 20th and Mercury throughout the second half of the month. Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/whats-up-skywatching-tips-from-nasa/


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