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  • No double moon in 2018, or ever January 16, 2018
    2018 will be an excellent year to view Mars. The planet will be closer to Earth - and brighter in our sky - than since 2003. But as big as the moon? Heck no.
    Deborah Byrd
  • Lengths of lunar months in 2018 January 16, 2018
    This new moon ends the longest lunar month of the 21st century and begins the longest lunar month of 2018.
    Bruce McClure
  • Best photos: Morning planets! January 15, 2018
    On Sunday morning, Jupiter and Mars were half a moon-diameter apart. Now the moon is sweeping past. Plus Mercury and Saturn are in conjunction this weekend. Photos here.
    Deborah Byrd
  • Close and far moons in 2018 January 15, 2018
    In 2018, the moon swings farthest from Earth for the year on January 15, only 2 weeks after coming closest to Earth for the year on January 1.
    Bruce McClure
  • EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide January 14, 2018
    Plan ahead now for an awesome year of meteor-watching. Good news! In 2018, the year's 2 most reliable showers - August Perseids and December Geminids - happen with little to no interference from the moon.
    Bruce McClure
  • Sun in zodiac constellations, 2018 January 12, 2018
    Sun-entry dates to zodiac constellations in 2018, using boundaries for constellations set by International Astronomical Union in 1930s.
    Bruce McClure

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  • This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 19 – 27 January 19, 2018
    Sirius twinkles brightly below Orion in the southeast. Around 8 p.m. Sirius shines straight below Betelgeuse in Orion's shoulder. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, January 19 – 27 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
    Alan MacRobert

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