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A table listing some of the Astronomical Phenomena for January 2018:

Phenomena January

Day (UT)Time (UT)Event
119:48Mercury (mag. -0.3) is at greatest elongation, 22.7 degrees west of the Sun.
121:55Moon at perigee approx. 356,565 kilometres or 221,559 miles from the Earth.
202:25Full moon.
220:08Uranus (mag. 5.8) begins direct motion.
223:27Moon 8.6 degrees south of Pollux (mag. +1.1).
305:35Earth is at perihelion, 0.98333 AU (approx. 147.096 million kilometres or 91.402 million miles) from the Sun.
322:00Quadrantids meteor shower peaks (ZHR = 60).
507:49Moon 0.9 degrees north of Regulus (mag. +1.4), occultation visible from Alaska, Northern Canada, Greenland, Eastern Europe
703:41Mars (mag. 1.4) 0.2 degrees south of Jupiter (mag. -1.9).
820:44Venus at superior conjunction.
822:26Last quarter moon.
903:38Moon 7.4 degrees north of Spica (mag. +1.0).
908:04Dwarf planet Pluto is in conjunction with the Sun.
1105:58Jupiter (mag. -1.9) 4.3 degrees south of Moon.
1110:03Mars (mag. 1.4) 4.6 degrees south of Moon.
1300:16Moon 9.5 degrees north of Antares.
1306:50Mercury (mag. -0.3) 0.6 degrees south of Saturn (mag. 1.4).
1501:56Saturn (mag. 0.6) 2.6 degrees south of Moon.
1502:24Moon at apogee approx. 406,459 kilometres or 252,562 miles from the Earth.
1507:22Mercury (mag. -0.3) 3.4 degrees south of Moon.
1702:18New moon.
2019:34Neptune (mag. 7.9) 1.6 degrees north of Moon.
2314:26Venus (mag. -4.0) at aphelion 0.728 AU (approx. 109 million kilometres or 67.7 million miles) from the Sun.
2401:10Uranus (mag. 5.8) 4.7 degrees north of Moon.
2422:21First quarter moon.
2511:31Mercury (mag. -0.4) at aphelion, 0.467 AU (approx. 69.9 million kilometres or 43.4 million miles) from the Sun.
2710:35Moon 0.7 degrees north of Aldebaran (mag. 0.9), occultation visible from Northwestern Canada, Alaska, Northeastern Asia.
3010:04Moon at perigee, approx. 359,000 kilometres or 223,100 miles from the Earth.
3010:55Moon 8.6 degrees south of Pollux (mag. +1.1).
3102:52Ceres at opposition 1.602 AU (approx. 239.7 million kilometres or 148.9 million miles) from the Earth.
3113:27Full moon, total lunar eclipse.