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Volume 24 -- Issue 1
Planet Watch -- January 2018
Mercury reaches its greatest western elongation this month putting it on the west side of the Sun and rising about an hour before sunrise.
Venus is at superior conjunction, on the opposite side of the Sun, and will not visible until next month.
Mars rises at about the same time as Jupiter and is visible over the southeastern horizon before the Sun rises.
Jupiter rises 2-3 hours before sunrise and is visible over the southeastern horizon.
Saturn starts moving into the morning skies and by the middle of the month will be visible over the eastern horizon before the Sun rises.
Dwarf Planet Ceres rises around sunset local time and at 7th magnitude may be visible but with an optical aid like binoculars.