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Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Jan 3 – Jan 4 all-day
The Quadrantids is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003. The shower runs annually from January 1-5. It peaks...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! 7:00 am
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Jan 5 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Well, happy new year 5 days late. This note is from Canton, the fellow who maintains the astronomical events calendar on your phone or computer. I’ve just added all the meteor showers and grand celestial events for 2019. First up a total lunar eclipse on the 20th of this month!...
⚫ New Moon 5:28 pm
⚫ New Moon
Jan 5 @ 5:28 pm – 5:28 pm
 
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Winter 4X4 Jamboree
Winter 4X4 Jamboree @ Washington County Fairgrounds
Jan 17 – Jan 20 all-day
Winter 4X4 Jamboree @ Washington County Fairgrounds | | |
The Winter 4×4 Jamboree is a non-competitive guide trail run event for high clearance 4×4 vehicles. Groups of participants are led on rated trails by experienced trail leaders and helpers. Trails are rated on a 10 point scale, with a rating of 1 for graded roads that may be easily...
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Total Lunar Eclipse 7:33 pm
Total Lunar Eclipse
Jan 20 @ 7:33 pm – 10:51 pm
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, South America,...
⚪ Full Moon 9:16 pm
⚪ Full Moon
Jan 20 @ 9:16 pm – 9:16 pm
 
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Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Jan 22 all-day
The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear to have an ultra-close encounter in the evening sky, coming within within 2.4 degrees of each other in the early morning sky. Look for this impressive sight in the east just before sunrise.
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WinterFunFest
WinterFunFest @ WinterFun Fest Grass Valley
Jan 25 – Jan 27 all-day
WinterFunFest @ WinterFun Fest Grass Valley
Runs, food, entertainment & more! Winter Fun will offer three different historical and narrated sport utility vehicle (SUV) trips and ten separate 4X4 runs in the high Sierra for experienced drivers.
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New Year’s Day
Jan 1 all-day
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Quadrantids Meteor Shower
Jan 3 – Jan 4 all-day

The Quadrantids is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003. The shower runs annually from January 1-5. It peaks this year on the night of the 3rd and morning of the 4th. The moon will be a thin crescent and should not interfere with what could be a good show this year. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Jan 5 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Well, happy new year 5 days late. This note is from Canton, the fellow who maintains the astronomical events calendar on your phone or computer. I’ve just added all the meteor showers and grand celestial events for 2019. First up a total lunar eclipse on the 20th of this month!

If you see any errors, let me know and I’ll fix and update the calendar right away. Thanks for watching the skies with me,

– Canton

⚫ New Moon
Jan 5 @ 5:28 pm – 5:28 pm
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☽ First Quarter Moon
Jan 13 @ 10:45 pm – 10:45 pm
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Winter 4X4 Jamboree @ Washington County Fairgrounds
Jan 17 – Jan 20 all-day
Winter 4X4 Jamboree @ Washington County Fairgrounds |  |  |

The Winter 4×4 Jamboree is a non-competitive guide trail run event for high clearance 4×4 vehicles. Groups of participants are led on rated trails by experienced trail leaders and helpers.
Trails are rated on a 10 point scale, with a rating of 1 for graded roads that may be easily traveled by most cars and a rating of 10 for purpose-built vehicles (buggies) with sophisticated suspensions and drivetrains operated by expert drivers. Trails used for the 2019 Winter 4×4 Jamboree will be from 2 rated trails through 10 rated trails.

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Total Lunar Eclipse
Jan 20 @ 7:33 pm – 10:51 pm

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, western Atlantic Ocean, extreme western Europe, and extreme western Africa.

⚪ Full Moon
Jan 20 @ 9:16 pm – 9:16 pm
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 21 all-day
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Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Jan 22 all-day

The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear to have an ultra-close encounter in the evening sky, coming within within 2.4 degrees of each other in the early morning sky. Look for this impressive sight in the east just before sunrise.