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On 2 January the gibbous Moon is below and to the left or west of the planet, while on the next evening it is below and to the right or east. On 30 January the crescent Moon is directly below Jupiter with five degrees or 10 moon-widths separating the two objects. Planets in the morning twilight Mercury is low in the south-east, first in Ophiuchus and then Sagittarius, but is lost to view in the middle of the month. Mars is high in the north, moving from Leo to Virgo in the middle of the month. On 14 January the gibbous Moon is above and to the left or west of the planet.
On 20 December the crescent Moon is above and to the left or north of the planet, while on the next morning it is to the right or east. 49 31 Tidal predictions for Sydney only. Times are adjusted for daylight saving. Tidal information provided courtesy of the Sydney Ports Corporation. © Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology, National Tidal Centre. 30 pm on 21 January For other dates subtract or add half an hour each week. 38 2012 AUSTRALASIAN SKY GUIDE January 2012 The evening sky See star map opposite The constellation of Orion is high in the north and dominates the evening sky.
Mars appears during the second half of the month low in the east in Leo. Planets in the morning twilight Mars is in the north-west sky. On 10 February the gibbous Moon is to the left or west of the planet, while on the next morning it is above, but still to the left or west of Mars. Saturn is high in the north in Virgo. On 13 February the gibbous Moon is above and to the left or west of the planet. 66 29 Tidal predictions for Sydney only. Times are adjusted for daylight saving. Tidal information provided courtesy of the Sydney Ports Corporation.