Astronomy: January Sightings

2022

Curriculum Materials Center

David & Lorraine Cheng Library

William Paterson University

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Just a few sightings

  • January's New Moon will be on the 2nd making it easier to see faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters with no moonlight to interfere.
  • The Quadrantids Meteor Shower with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak can be seen best in a dark location after midnight January 3-4.
  • Mercury will reach its greatest eastern elongation of 19.2 degrees from the sun so look for that planet low in the western sky at sunset on January 7th.
  • January 17th brings us the full moon known by early Native American Tribes as the Wolf Moon.
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