January 2020 guide to the bright planets
Posted by Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd in Astronomy Essentials | January 1, 2020
In January 2020, dazzling Venus lights up the early evening sky. Moderately-bright red Mars comes up before dawn. Late in the month, you might catch elusive Mercury at dusk and giant Jupiter at dawn. Ringed Saturn hides in the sun’s glare all month.Sharing is caring!
Click the name of a planet to learn more about its visibility in January 2020:
Evening planets: Venus (all month) and Mercury (late January)
Morning planets: Mars (all month) and Jupiter (late January)
Try Stellarium for a precise view from your location.
I LOVE THE NIGHT SKY