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By Jim White 

What's in the Sky in January


January presents skies full of bright dazzling stars and planets, when the clouds part in this cold winter month. And you don't have to wait until late or get up early to see things, with early sunsets and late sunrises. On New Year's Day, the sun will set at 4:31 p.m. in our area, and at 5:09 p.m. at the end of the month. Skies will be nice and dark by 6 p.m. Sunrise will be at 7:41 a.m. on the first of the month, and at 7:29 a.m. on Jan. 31.

We'll start the year off with a new visitor to the solar system, a comet. Comet Catalina, just discovered in 2013, will be located right next to the bright star Arcturus on the morning of New Year's Day. It may be slightly visible to the naked e...

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