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JANUARY 2019

A New Year

A New Year to start over as many make resolutions I DON'T! As many don't last and get broken. For me it is

 one day at a time trying to do my best and serve my Lord and Savior as HE would want me

to but we all fall short of His Glory and that is why I am thankful for JESUS.

So as your New Year starts I pray you look to the one who loves you more than anyone else can love you and seek Him out and get to know Him as He will NEVER leave you or forsake you

 

January Facts

 CALENDAR NOTES FOR JANUARY 2019

January was originally the eleventh month, not the first, until at least 153 B.C. The month was named for the Roman god Janus, protector of gates and doorways. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking into the past, the other into the future. 

 

 

ASTRONOMY: TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE!

·       On January 3, Earth will be at perihelion. (In other words, the Earth will be at the point in its orbit where it is closest to the Sun). The planet will be 91,403,554 miles from the Sun!

·       January 20, 2019 brings the Great American Total Lunar Eclipse! This eclipse is visible from North America. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 9:35 P.M. EST on January 20 (6:25 P.M. PST on January 20) and leave the penumbra at 2:50 A.M. EST on January 21 (11:50 P.M. PST on January 20).

·       The dark January skies are great for stargazing. 

 

 

Moon Phases for January 2019

·       New Moon: January 5, at 8:28 P.M. EST

·       First Quarter: January 14, at 1:46 A.M. EST

·       Full Wolf Moon: January 21, at 12:16 A.M. EST.

·       Last Quarter: January 27, at 4:10 P.M. EST

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  • January is National Hot Tea Month and National Clean Up Your Computer Month.
  • January 1 is New Year’s Day. While you’re still recuperating from last night’s parties, read about some other new year’s traditions you might not know about.
  • January 1 is also Handsel Monday. According to Scottish custom, the first Monday of the new year was the time to give children and servants a small gift (“handsel”), intended to bring good luck.
  • The eve of January 5 brings Twelfth Night, an English folk custom that marked the end of Christmas merrymaking, and in ancient Celtic tradition, the end of the 12-day winter solstice celebration. On Twelfth Night, it was customary for the assembled company to toast each other from the wassail bowl.
  • On January 6 falls Epiphany. According to the New Testament’s Gospels, on this date the Magi—the three wise men or kings—venerated and brought gifts to the infant Jesus
  • January 17 is Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. He was not only a world-renowned statesman, inventor, and scientist, but was also fascinated by agriculture. Here at the Old Farmer’s Almanac, we consider him the father of almanacs! 
  • January 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (observed) this year and honors the principles of this civil rights leader and Nobel Prize Winner dedicated to nonviolence.

 

·       On January 3, Earth will be at perihelion. (In other words, the Earth will be at the point in its orbit where it is closest to the Sun). The planet will be 91,403,554 miles from the Sun!

·       January 20, 2019 brings the Great American Total Lunar Eclipse! This eclipse is visible from North America. The Moon will enter the penumbra at 9:35 P.M. EST on January 20 (6:25 P.M. PST on January 20) and leave the penumbra at 2:50 A.M. EST on January 21 (11:50 P.M. PST on January 20).

·       The dark January skies are great for stargazing. .

 

GARDENING: START PLANNING!

For much of the country, January is the best time to start planning your garden for the upcoming season.

JANUARY BIRTHSTONE

January’s birthstone, the garnet        

JANUARY BIRTH FLOWER

January’s birth flowers are the carnation and snowdrop

   

 

 

FOLKLORE FOR THE SEASON

·       Fog in January brings a wet spring.

·       A favorable January brings us a good year.

·       If grass grows in January, it will grow badly the whole year.

·       A summerish January, 
a winterish spring. 

Have a lovely January!

PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT AND THE MEN AND WOMEN WITH HIM THEY NEED ALL THE PRAYER THEY CAN GET AND OUR COUNTRY DOES TOO