Welcome to the third edition of my website’s newsletter. Today we recap all posts after November’s Lunar Eclipse, up to my first article of 2022.
In the Sky, January 2022
If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, have at least this sky-viewing resolution for yourself in January – see Orion. It’s the premiere constellation this time of year. Look for Orion in the Southeast after Dusk. The hunter will travel westward throughout the night (as all constellations do), ending in the Southwest before Dawn.
And if you are outside on an early cold evening looking for Orion, you may also catch a glimpse of Jupiter in the Southwest. With an unobstructed horizon, you might also find the dimmer Saturn. Early risers should be able to locate Mars in the East before Dawn. All three planets will be at their oppositions later this year, so more planetary fun to come.
See In the Sky for my upcoming astronomy trackers.