First quarter Moon on January 28, 2023, at 15:19 GMT. (Chris Vaughan) | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 23-29

The Moon takes centre stage this week — joining the Venus-Saturn conjunction, passing Neptune and Vesta, sharing a view with Jupiter and Juno, and shining close to Uranus.

Stellar halo around Mirfak on January 10, 2023, at 7 p.m. (Chris Vaughan and Starry Night Education | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 9-15

Keep an eye out for a collection of about 100 young, massive hot B- and A-class stars around bright star Mirfak on January 10.

Venus, January 2023. (Chris Vaughan and Starry Night Education) | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: January 2023

Weather permitting, January should provide skywatchers with a good to decent opportunity to view the planets this month.

Full Moon in the Winter Football on January 5, 2023, at 8 p.m. (Chris Vaughan, Starry Night Education) | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: January 2-8

On January 4, 2023, the Earth will reach perihelion, its minimum distance from the Sun for the year.

The entire Solar System on December 27, 2022, at 5:15 p.m. (Chris Vaughan and Starry Night Education) | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 26-January 1

On the evening of Dec. 27, 2022, observers at mid-northern latitudes with unobstructed views to the southwest can observe the waxing crescent Moon and all of the planets. 

A Christmas star on December 25, 2022, at 10 p.m. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 19-25

Don’t miss the northern winter solstice, the peak moment of the Ursids meteor shower, and the spectacular flashes of colour from Sirius as it twinkles in the night sky on December 25, 2022.

Stellar halo around Mirfak on December 17, 2022 at 6 p.m. (Chris Vaughan and Starry Night Education | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 12-18

The Geminids meteor shower reaches its peak, Mirfak will sparkle in binoculars, and the Hyades will reach its highest point this month.

Mercury, December 2022. | SkyNews
Planets at a Glance: December 2022

As the temperature drops and winter approaches, take advantage of any clear skies this month to view the planets — with a hot chocolate nearby!

Mars at opposition on December 8, 2022 at 12:01 a.m. EST. | SkyNews
This Week’s Sky: December 5-11

The full Oak Moon occults Mars during the second week of December, while Algol’s visual brightness dims and re-brightens.

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