This ephemeris document is mainly translated from the Seasky site, and also references many reputable scientific sites such as Earthsky, NASA, Time & Date, etc. The times of astronomical events in the article are all converted to Vietnamese time.
As usual, the first month of the year opens with the rather large Quadrantid meteor shower.
The time in the article has been converted to Vietnamese time
January 3 – New Moon
The Moon will be on the same side as the Sun when viewed from Earth and will not be present in the night sky. This phase occurred at 1:35 a.m. (Vietnam time). This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies or star clusters, as they will not be affected by moonlight.
January 3 and 4 – Quadrantid meteor shower
The Quadrantids are an above-average meteor shower, with frequencies of up to 40 meteors per hour at most. Quadrantids are believed to be formed from dust particles left behind by a dead comet called 2003 EH1, discovered in 2003. This meteor shower usually takes place between January 1 and 5 each year. This year’s peak will be on the night of the 3rd until dawn on the 4th. The first crescent moon of the month will set early, leaving the night sky perfect for this magnificent spectacle. The best viewing position is from a dark area after midnight. Meteor showers will radiate from the constellation Bouvier, but can appear anywhere in the night sky.
Quadrantid meteor shower. Author: Justin Ng
January 7 – Mercury is at its greatest easterly elongation
Mercury reaches an elongated position in the East, up to 19.2 degrees from the Sun. The best time to view Mercury is when it is highest on the horizon in the evening. Look for the planet in the western sky just after sunset.
January 18 – Full moon
The Moon will appear opposite the Sun when viewed from Earth and its surface will be fully illuminated. This phase took place at 6:51 a.m. (Vietnam time). This full moon was known to early Native American tribes as the Wolf Moon because it was the time when hungry wolves howled loudly outside their camps. This Full Moon is also known as the Old Moon and the After-Christmas Moon.*Christmas
: an ancient winter celebration in Northern Europe, today identified with Christmas.
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