The upcoming total lunar eclipse on the night of January 20-21 is being called a Blood Moon eclipse. Why? Here’s the reason.
Maybe you associate the word ‘zodiac’ with astrology, but it has an honored place in astronomy, too. It’s defined by the annual path of the sun across our sky.
Sun-entry dates to zodiac constellations in 2019, using boundaries for constellations set by the International Astronomical Union in the 1930s.
The longest lunar month in 2019 starts with the new moon on January 6, and concludes with the new moon on February 4. Its duration will be 29 days 19 hours and 35 minutes.
Dates of all solar and lunar eclipses this year. Is there one you can see?
Safe – and unsafe – solar eclipse viewing methods. Order your eclipse glasses now!
December solstice 2018 was December 21. Earth was closest to the sun for 2019 on January 2-3. Coincidence?
Not to be missed! A beautiful combo to ring in the new year. Photos here from the EarthSky community.
All you need to know about major meteor showers in 2019.
In January 2019, the 2 bright planets up before the sun are Venus (brighter) and Jupiter! Mars is the sole bright evening planet. Mercury fades from view as a morning planet in early January. Saturn becomes visible before sunup near the month’s end.
Patty and the ice circle
See daytime moon after sunrise