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Spitzer Space Telescope
Galaxy Evolution Explorer
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NASA Human Spaceflight
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Welcome to the Planets
Observing Jupiter's Red Spot
Observing Jupiter's Moons
Observing Saturn's Moons
An Observing Guide to Saturn
Mars THEMIS Images
Big Bear Solar Observatory
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
NRAO - Very Large Array
Sky & Telescope
SLOOH Space Camera
The Astronomy Net
Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews
Deep Sky Collections
International Dark Sky Association
Earth at Night
The Lunar 100
Hitchhiker's guide to the Moon
The Planetary Society
Magnitude Calculator 1
Magnitude Calculator 2
Choosing Your First Telescope
An Introduction to Deep-Sky Objects
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The Planets This Month
(in order of appearance)
Planetary positions in Yakima for January 1st.
New Moon is January 20th.
Meteor Showers: January 4th - Quadrantid
Sunrise on January 1st is about 7:49 am.
Sunset on January 1st is about 4:23 pm.
Mercury sets bright in the East at 5:23 pm.
Venus sets in the West at 5:40 pm.
Mars is bright in the Southsouthwest at Sunset.
Neptune is dim in the Southsouthwest at Sunset.
Uranus is dim in the South at Sunset.
Jupiter rises bright in the East at 7:43 pm.
Saturn rises bright in the East at 4:34 am.
Note: Exact rise & set times depend on your horizon.
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