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January 2008 Phenomena

For terms in boldface, see Astronomical Terms.
Day Phenomenon Hour
1 Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 2° 6' north of the Moon. 0951
2 Earth is at perihelion. 2259
3 The Moon is at apogee. 0306
4 Quadrantid shower. 0200
5 Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, is 0° 5' north of the Moon. Occultation of Antares by the Moon. 0306
7 Venus is 6° 4' north of Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius. 1740
8 NEW MOON 0637
15 FIRST QUARTER 1446
18 Pleiades is 1° 1' south of the Moon. 0143
19 The moon is at perigee. 0339
19 Mars is 1° 1' south of the Moon. 1840
21 Mercury is at its greatest elongation, at 18° 6' east of the Sun. 2359
22 FULL MOON 0835
22 Beehive is 3' south of the Moon. 0143
24 Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo, is 1° 1' south of the Moon. Occultation of Regulus by the Moon. 0957
25 Saturn is 3° 1' north of the Moon. 0125
28 Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo, is 2° 8' north of the Moon. 1809
30 LAST QUARTER 0003
30 The Moon is at apogee. 2326

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