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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for January 2016:

Phenomena January

DayEvent
1Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) passes 1 degree west of Arcturus (mag. -0.04)
2Last quarter Moon (5:31 UT)
2Moon is at apogee 404,236 km or 251,234 miles from Earth (11:54 UT)
2Earth is at perihelion distance 0.9833 AU (approx. 147.100 million km or 91.403 million miles) from the Sun (22:49 UT)
3Moon passes 5 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (4 UT)
3Moon passes 1.5 degrees south of Mars mag +1.2 (19 UT)
4Quadrantids meteor shower peaks (ZHR = 100 - can vary between 60 and 200)
5Mercury mag +0.2 is stationary in Capricornus afterwards begins retrograde motion (5 UT)
6Dwarf planet Pluto is in conjunction with the Sun (3 UT)
6Venus mag -4.0 passes 6 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (17 UT)
6Moon passes 9 degrees north of Antares mag +1.0 (23 UT)
7Moon passes 3 degrees north of Venus mag -4.0 (0 UT)
7Moon passes 3 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.6 (5 UT)
8Mercury is at perihelion 0.307 AU (approx. 45.9 million kms or 28.5 million miles) from the Sun (18 UT)
8Jupiter mag -2.2 is stationary in Leo afterwards begins retrograde motion (18 UT)
9Venus mag -4.0 passes 0.1 degrees north of Saturn mag +0.6 (4 UT)
10New Moon (1:31 UT)
13Moon passes 2 degrees north of Neptune mag +7.9 (15 UT)
14Mercury is at inferior conjunction (9 UT)
15Moon is at perigee 369,653 km or 229,741 miles from Earth (2:06 UT)
16Moon passes 1.5 degrees south of Uranus mag +5.8 (6 UT)
16First quarter Moon (23:27 UT)
17Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) closest approach to Earth at 0.72 AU (108 million kilometres or 67 million miles)
20Moon passes 0.5 degrees north of Aldebaran mag +0.9, occultation is visible from USA, Canada, South Greenland and UK (2:40 UT)
23Moon passes 11 degrees south of Pollux mag +1.1 (11 UT)
24Full Moon (1:46 UT)
25Mercury mag +0.5 is stationary in Sagittarius afterwards begins retrograde motion (19 UT)
26Moon passes 3 degrees south of Regulus mag +1.4 (6 UT)
28Moon passes 1.4 degrees south of Jupiter mag -2.3 (1 UT)
30Moon is at apogee 404,514 km or 251,407 miles from Earth (9:07 UT)
30Moon passes 5 degrees north of Spica mag +1.0 (12 UT)