The Largest First Quarter Moon of 2016

 

January 16th, 2016

The Moon reaches first quarter today, which means it’ll appear over the southern horizon around sunset and will be visible until about midnight. Today is also special as it’s the largest first quarter Moon of the year (although I highly doubt you’ll notice the difference!)

 

Adapted from 2016: The Night Sky Sights (available in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom) and 2016: An Astronomical Year (available in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.)

 

All Astronomical Events for January 16th, 2016

06:00 UT – The almost first quarter Moon is south of Uranus. (Uranus: magnitude 5.8, diameter 3.5”. Pisces, evening sky.)

23:26 UT – First Quarter Moon. This is the largest first quarter Moon of the year with an apparent diameter of 32.234’. (Pisces, evening sky.)

 

Events in bold involve objects and/or events that are visible with the naked eye.

All times are in Universal Time (UTC). To convert the time to your timezone, click here. Night sky simulations created using Mobile Observatory for Android devices.

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