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Volume 22 -- Issue 1
Sky Watch Calendar -- January 2016
01. Comet Catalina (C/2013 US10) near Arcturus
02. Earth at Perihelion - 0.9833 AU
   (147,100,176 km)
Last Quarter Moon
Moon at Apogee - 404,277 km
03. Waning Crescent Moon near Spica and Mars
Martian Summer Solstice
04. Quadrantid Meteor Shower
Moon at Ascending Node
05. Mercury Begins Retrograde Motion
Dwarf Planet Pluto at Solar Conjunction
06. Thin Waning Crescent Moon
   near Venus and Saturn
07. Very Thin Waning Crescent Moon near Venus and Saturn
Uranus at East Quadrature
08. Jupiter Begins Retrograde Motion
10. New Moon
11. Very Thin Waxing Crescent Moon Near Dwarf Planet Ceres
12-13. Waxing Crescent Moon Passes Neptune
14. Mercury at Inferior Conjunction
Moon at Descending Node
15. Waxing Crescent Moon Near Uranus
Moon at Perigee - 369, 619 (km)
16. First Quarter Moon
Cassini Flyby
19. First Quarter Moon Near Aldebaran
20. Sun Enters the Astronomical Sign of Capricorn
Sun Does Not Enter the Astrological Sign of Aquarius
22. Waxing Gibbous Moon Near Procyon
25. Full Moon
Full Moon Near Regulus
Comet Catalina (C/2013 US 10) at Opposition
Mercury Ends Retrograde Motion
27. Waning Gibbous Moon Near Procyon
Moon at Ascending Node
30. Moon at Spica
Moon at Apogee - 404,553 km

2016 Moon Phases from NASA GSFC and LRO

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