Interior and Inferior

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   Friday January 30th at 14 UT (8 am CST) the innermost planet Mercury reaches inferior conjunction. This is one of four points along an inner planet orbit, and at inferior conjunction Mercury is between the Earth and the Sun – like a new Moon phase.

   
   
   
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Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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