JANUARY, 2020 SKYNOTES

SEPTEMBER STAR CHART, 2019
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JANUARY 2020

 

SUMMARY

The phenomena of the month : January 2020

 

Times are given in UT for SCARBOROUGH (0° 25' 0" W, 54° 16' 3" N, zone 0 = UT).

 

Date        Hour    Description of the phenomenon

yyyy mm dd  hh:mm  

2020 01 01  08:30   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

 

2020 01 02  01:30   Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 404580 km)

 

2020 01 02  14:55   Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae

 

2020 01 02  17:42   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 03  04:45   FIRST QUARTER OF THE MOON

 

2020 01 04  01:52   Meteor shower : Quadrantids (110 meteors/hour at zenith; duration = 16.0 days)

 

2020 01 04  23:26   Close encounter between the Moon and Uranus (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.8°)

 

2020 01 05  07:00   The Earth at its perihelion (distance to the Sun = 0.98325 AU)

 

2020 01 05  14:31   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 06  17:17   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

 

2020 01 07  15:16   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

 

2020 01 07  19:44   Close encounter between the Moon and Aldebaran (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 2.4°)

 

2020 01 08  11:21   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 09  08:32   Opposition of the asteroid 192 Nausikaa with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.305 AU; magn. = 10.0)

 

2020 01 09  13:53   Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini

 

2020 01 09  17:12   Beginning of occultation of 13-mu Gem (magn. = 2.87)

 

2020 01 09  17:52   End of occultation of 13-mu Gem (magn. = 2.87)

 

2020 01 10  15:18   SUPERIOR CONJUNCTION of Mercury with the Sun (geoc. dist. center to center = 1.9°)

 

2020 01 10  19:21   FULL MOON (penumbral eclipse of the Moon fully visible in SCARBOROUGH)

 

2020 01 11  01:39   Close encounter between the Moon and Pollux (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 5.8°)

 

2020 01 11  08:10   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 11  20:27   Beginning of occultation of 33-eta Cnc (magn. = 5.33)

 

2020 01 11  20:40   End of occultation of 33-eta Cnc (magn. = 5.33)

 

2020 01 12  00:13   Close encounter between the Moon and M 44 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.5°)

 

2020 01 12  02:05   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

 

2020 01 13  13:19   CONJUNCTION between Pluto and the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 0.7°)

 

2020 01 13  15:17   CONJUNCTION between Saturn and the Sun (geoc. dist. centre to centre = 0.0°)

 

2020 01 13  20:20   Moon at perigee (geocentric dist. = 365958 km)

 

2020 01 14  04:59   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 14  19:30   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

 

2020 01 15  08:18   Opposition of the asteroid 511 Davida with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.622 AU; magn. = 9.6)

 

2020 01 15  13:30   Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae

 

2020 01 17  01:48   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 17  10:53   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

 

2020 01 17  12:58   LAST QUARTER OF THE MOON

 

2020 01 18  05:59   Close encounter between Mars and Antares (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 4.7°)

 

2020 01 19  17:29   Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini

 

2020 01 19  22:38   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 21  09:04   Opposition of the asteroid 5 Astraea with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.101 AU; magn. = 8.9)

 

2020 01 21  23:45   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

 

2020 01 22  06:44   Close encounter between the Moon and M 8 (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.7°)

 

2020 01 22  19:27   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 22  19:41   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

 

2020 01 23  00:04   Maximum of the variable star khi Cygni

 

2020 01 23  06:27   Opposition of the asteroid 230 Athamantis with the Sun (dist. to the Sun = 2.407 AU; magn. = 10.4)

 

2020 01 24  21:42   NEW MOON

 

2020 01 25  16:16   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 27  20:07   Close encounter between Venus and Neptune (topocentric dist. centre to centre = 0.1°)

 

2020 01 28  04:29   Maximum of the variable star delta Cephei

 

2020 01 28  12:04   Minimum of the variable star beta Lyrae

 

2020 01 28  13:06   Minimum of the variable star Algol (beta Persei)

 

2020 01 29  03:59   Maximum of the variable star eta Aquilae

 

2020 01 29  21:05   Maximum of the variable star zeta Gemini

 

2020 01 29  21:28   Moon at apogee (geocentric dist. = 405393 km)

2020 01 31  09:55   Minimum of the variable star Algol(beta Persei) 

 

 

LUNAR OCCULTATIONS in JANUARY, 2020 visible from the Scarborough (UK) area. The time given is UT