January Astronomy


Wolf Moon Rises Over Glastonbury Ahead Of Met Office Severe Weather Warnings

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This is so exciting, the first full moon of the new year is going to be on January 17th! It is the Wolf Moon. It gets its name from the sound of wolves howling on the cold winter nights on side the villages. Not only that, but it's also called Moon After Yule or sometimes the Full Snow Moon.

Mercury is in retrograde from January 14th until February 3rd, last year it was from January 30th until February 19th, I don't know how I get so "lucky" to have mercury in retrograde during my birthday lol Since Mercury is in retrograde it appears that it's traveling backwards relative to us here on Earth and that motion can cause chaos. Mercury, named after the Greek messenger god, can influence our transportation and communication, and when it's in retrograde it can affect those things negatively. I recommend holding your crystals tight and staying patient until the 3rd of February.

Some other planets in our solar system are visible too.

Mercury is visible in the mornings from January 31st to March 16th

Venus can be seen in the morning from January 7th until August 27th, the best times to see it are between January 29th and February 27th.

Jupiter is visible at night until February 13th

Saturn will be visible at night until January 17th

Uranus hanging out in the night sky for a few months until April 18th.

Neptune to be seen at night until February 25th.

More night sky info here.

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