January of 2022 is not packed with astrological events that you can observe in the night sky, but there are some. Even though there are not a lot of events, as long as it is a clear night, and you can bundle up warm enough the stars are always worth enjoying in my opinion. Below are the events that citizens in the northern hemisphere should be able to see.
January 3rd – Quadrantids Meteor Shower
This meteor shower is visible from late December to mid-January but will be peaking in the afternoon of January 3rd. Since the peak of this meteor shower is when there is daylight, the best time to see these shooting stars is going to be right before dawn of January 3rd and January 4th.
Meteor showers can create a disturbance in the unconscious, giving us the cosmic energy that leads to a deeper understanding of ourselves.
January 7th – Mercury at its highest point of its orbit
Mercury will reach its highest point in the morning sky as it reaches its farthest western elongation. This means that you will have the best time to view it 90 to 40 minutes before sunrise to the west.
While there is not a huge significance with Mercury being at its highest point since it is not moving into any sign during this time, Mercury is the planet that rules our communications, so this is a good time to refocus on how you are communicating with those around you.
January 17th – Full Wolf Moon
The first full moon of 2022 will shine down on us on January 17, 2022.
This full moon will be in Cancer and like any full moon this is a good time to focus on what you would like to come to fruition. This is also a good time to look within and an opportunity to set goals for the upcoming months. To read more about the phases of the moon and their astrological significance check out this past post!
If you would like to see more night sky events in 2022 past January, check out sea and sky’s post on 2022 night sky events here.