BEST TIME TO SEE:
13 January, 40 minutes before sunrise ALTITUDE: 3.5º (low) LOCATION: Sagittarius DIRECTION: Southeast Saturn is a morning object too close to the Sun to be seen properly at the start of January. By the middle of the month it will be far enough from the Sun’s glare to be visible low in the southeast, given a flat horizon. Between 12-15 January it is close to mag. –0.2 Mercury; a beautiful 2%-lit waning crescent Moon joins the scene on the 15th. At this time Saturn will be at mag. +0.9.