Starry Night This Week

Each week most PBS stations air "Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer", the world's first and only weekly TV series on naked-eye astronomy. The Starry Night images on this page illustrate the show for the week of Monday January 25th, 2010. You can view the complete show script, or watch a RealPlayer video of the show.

Mars At Its Closest, Biggest And Brightest For The Year
Plus The Closest, Biggest And Brightest Full Moon Of The Year!

This is a northern hemisphere view of Mars in the evening eastern sky between Leo and Cancer this week, at its closest to Earth this time around.

On 30 January look east at sunset to see the full Moon rising, also at its closest to Earth this year.