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What's In the Sky - January 2019

5 Jan 2019, 17:56 UTC
What's In the Sky - January 2019
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January kicks off the New Year with wonderful sights for backyard astronomers to enjoy with friends and family. Don't forget to bundle up on clear, cold evenings as you explore the sparkling night sky. Here are a few of Orion Telescopes and Binoculars highlights for January 2019 stargazers...Quadrantid Meteor Shower The Quadrantid Meteor Shower will be the first substantial meteor shower of 2019. You'll want to be outside late in the night on January 3, before dawn on January 4. Those of you in the more northerly latitudes should get some great views, especially with the dark skies as we approach the New Moon on January 6. New Moon The nights around January 5 will be the best nights for observations due to the dark skies resulting from the New Moon. Bundle up, grab a telescope and your astrophotography gear and get out there to view and image those elusive fainter deep sky objects. Total Lunar Eclipse January 20 — 21 will be your opportunity to witness a Lunar Eclipse. Provided your skies are clear, observers in North and South America and western parts of Europe and Africa should have visibility of a Total Lunar Eclipse. While those of you ...

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