6 planetary phenomena in January 2022 – archyde

Just count the hours until the turn of the year. In January 2022 you will find many spectacular phenomena in nature, including the appearance of several planets in the Milky Way.

Don’t miss this, here are six planetary phenomena that won’t appear until January 2022. Make a note of the date!

March 1st – January 1st

Representation of the appearance of the planet Mars (unsplash.com/NASA)

January 2022 is a good time to observe the movement of this planet, known as the “red planet”. At the beginning of January, Mars will be almost parallel to the Moon.

The pair will be visible in the morning sky around 3:42 AM WIB for 1 hour 57 minutes before the sun appears. Both will reach a height of 23 degrees above the eastern horizon before disappearing from view at dawn around 05:27 WIB. Prepare your binoculars!

2. Saturn – January 4th

Representation of the appearance of the planet Saturn (unsplash.com/NASA)

On January 4th the ring planet will have a brightness of 0.6. On this day, both the planet Saturn and the moon are in the constellation Capricorn.

Saturn and Moon will be visible at 18:26 WIB at the same time with a position of 23 degrees above the western horizon when twilight gets too dark. Saturn is weaker than Jupiter, especially against a background of bright dusk, which would make it harder to see.

Jupiter – January 6th

These 6 planetary phenomena happened in January 2022, don't miss out!Representation of the appearance of the planet Jupiter (unsplash.com/NASA)

The largest planet in the Milky Way will appear bright north of the crescent moon for almost an hour after sunset. At about the same time, both Jupiter and the Moon share the same right rising called the conjunction.

The moon has a magnitude of -10.7 and Jupiter a magnitude of -2.1. Both celestial objects will be in the constellation Aquarius.

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Mercury – January 7th

These 6 planetary phenomena happened in January 2022, don't miss out!Representation of the appearance of the planet Mercury (unsplash.com/NASA)

Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the smallest planet in the solar system. Because of this, this planet is quite difficult to observe.

On January 7th, Mercury will reach its highest point in the night sky. The planet will shine brightly with a brightness of -0.6 with a maximum height of 17 degrees above the horizon. Although it is quite difficult to observe, Mercury can be seen with the naked eye just before sunrise or immediately after sunset.

5. Pluto – January 17th

These 6 planetary phenomena happened in January 2022, don't miss out!Illustration of the Pluto sighting (unsplash.com/NASA)

Although Pluto is no longer considered a planet, it appears on January 17th at a distance of only 1 ° 44 ′ from the Sun. At about the same time, Pluto is also at its furthest point from Earth, 35.43 AU away. Therefore, it will be very difficult to observe the phenomenon of this celestial body unless it is supported by binoculars.

6th Venus – January 23rd

These 6 planetary phenomena happened in January 2022, don't miss out!Depiction of the appearance of the planet Venus in the night sky (unsplash.com/Aleks Dahlberg)

The twin planet of the earth will be visible around 04:23 WIB in the morning sky. This planet will glow brightly about 1 hour 27 minutes before sunrise at 16 degrees above the eastern horizon.

At this point in time, Venus is closest to the Earth-Sun line, so it appears as a crescent moon from Earth. Then the planet will disappear from view around 05:38 WIB.

These are the six planetary phenomena that you can experience in January 2022. Save the date and don’t miss the six phenomena at the beginning of the year, OK!

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