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You can see the Morning Star and the Moon meeting Mars this month

JANUARY is a great month for stargazing and there are still plenty of celestial events to come.

We’ve rounded up some stargazing opportunities you won’t want to miss, including spotting the Old Wolf’s Full Moon.

Venus turns into'Morning Star' this month

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Venus turns into ‘Morning Star’ this monthCredit: Getty

Daystar

Venus has disappeared from the night sky recently but it will reappear in mid-January as ‘Morning Star’.

The planet gets its nickname because it will look like the brightest star in the dawn sky at this time of year.

At the end of the month, Venus will appear in the morning sky about an hour before sunrise.

Looking towards the eastern horizon.

Full moon

Watch the Full Moon of January 2022 on January 17.

The full moon at this time of year is called the Wolf Moon.

The name Full Wolf Moon is associated with early Native American tribes who observed hungry wolves howling outside their camps around the same time of year.

The lunar event is also known as the Moon After Yule and the Old Moon.

Moon meets Mars

On January 29, the crescent Moon and Mars will both rise in the southeast sky just after 5 a.m.

Mars will look like a red dot to the left of the Moon.

The planet will be so close to the Moon that both will be visible in a pair of binoculars.

Uranus

Uranus is notoriously difficult to spot but can be seen with binoculars throughout January 2022.

Look for the small pale green dot in the evening sky.

It will be seen in the southern constellation Aries.

Useful Stargazing app

Sometimes smartphones can be useful to indicate the positions of constellations and planets in the night sky.

You can try downloading one of these apps to point yourself in the right direction.

However, make sure that you keep your eyes off the phone, stargazing is best when your eyes have adapted to the dark.

Stargazing apps for Android and iPhone include: SkyView Lite, Star Tracker and Star Walk 2.

Some of the apps are free, but a lot of them charge a fee, so it’s up to you whether you want to advertise or not.

You should read reviews of an app and see how many people have rated it before downloading it.

In other news, Donald Trump looks set to make his debut His Truth social app the next month.

Bitcoin has been predicted to collapse in 2022 and the value of the cryptocurrency has dropped significantly this week.

And, Cadillac has revealed a futuristic electric car concept with a love design inside.

https://www.the-sun.com/tech/4418228/top-stargazing-events-january-2022/ You can see the Morning Star and the Moon meeting Mars this month

TaraSubramaniam

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