January 21, 2019
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TODAY'S RISE AND SET
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SUNRISE

7:07 A.M.

MOONRISE

5:28 P.M.

SUNSET

4:44 P.M.

MOONSET

7:29 A.M.

JANUARY SKY EVENTS

The year begins with a predawn string of pearls: Some 40 minutes before sunrise on the 1st, the Moon, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury hover from upper right to lower left, low in the eastern sky. Venus is now at its brightest of the year. The alignment on the 2nd finds the Moon between Venus and Jupiter. On the 3rd, the Moon is to the left of Jupiter. Through January, Venus sinks lower at first light but Jupiter is higher; their opposing motions cause them to meet from the 20th to the 26th. At nightfall all month, Mars in Pisces is due south at bright magnitude 0. A total lunar eclipse on the 20th, visible from the entire United States and Canada, begins at 10:34 P.M. Eastern Time, with totality starting at 11:41 P.M. ET.

MOON PHASES FOR THIS WEEK

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FULL MOON NAMES

January

Full Wolf Moon

February

Full Snow Moon

March

Full Worm Moon

April

Full Pink Moon

May

Full Flower Moon

June

Full Strawberry Moon

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FASCINATING FACT

January 18, 2010

A half pound meteorite crashed through the office of Dr. Frank Ciampi, Lorton, Virginia

This month:

FULL WOLF
MOON

Full Moon: Full Moon: January 21, 12:16 A.M. (Eastern Time)

January is the month of the Full Wolf Moon. It appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. This year, there will also be a total lunar eclipse at the time of the full Moon!

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SEASONS

For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of seasons and then celebrated with colorful rituals.

Tell Us how you celebrate the different seasons?

Solstices and Equinoxes

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Travel in Time
Visit these ancient seasonal markers:

Stonehenge, England

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Chichén Itzá Mexico

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Chaco Canyon

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CATCH SATURN'S RINGS

Saturn will be especially visible in 2031. Click here if you can't wait.

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Once Upon a Moon...

What image do you see in the full Moon?
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GIANT JUPITER

Jupiterís surface is covered clouds of many colors--red, brown, yellow, and white! The clouds move in light and dark bands around the planet. See Jupiter rotating!

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Did You Know?
On a clear night look up at the sky and connect some stars to create an original constellation. Make up a story about it and share it with other kids.Tell Us


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