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January Astronomy Column

Last Month: (December 14th- January 14th) 

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December 14th, 2023: Geminid Meteor Shower Peak

December 21st, 2023: Ursid Meteor Shower Peak 

December 21st, 2023: Winter Solstice 

January 4th, 2024: Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peak

January 10th, 2024: Mars Paired Close to Moon

January 13th, 2024: Moon appeared brighter and larger due to its perigee.

January 14th, 2024: Saturn Paired Close to Moon

 

Coming Up: (January 18th- February 22nd)

 

January 18th, 2024: Jupiter Paired Close to the Moon

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January 25th, 2024: First Full Moon of 2024

January 27th, 2024: Alignment of Venus, Mars, and Mercury 

January 29th, 2024: 62P/Tsuchinshan Closest to Earth

February 8th, 2024: Alpha Centaurids Meteor Shower Peak

February 10th, 2024: Saturn Paired Close to Moon

February 15th, 2024: Jupiter Paired Close to Moon

February 22nd, 2024: Venus Paired Close to Moon

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Upcoming Constellations and Planets to See: (January-February) 

Next Full Moon: January 25th, Wolf Moon

January Constellations: Caelum, Dorado, Lepus, Mensa, Orion, Pictor, Reticulum, and Taurus can all be seen in the night sky during January.

January Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune can be seen in the night sky, while Mercury and Venus can be seen shortly in the morning this January.

February Constellations: Auriga, Camelopardalis, and Gemini can all be seen this February.

February Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune can all be seen this February. 

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