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Spring: March 20, 11:15 a.m. CDT Summer: June 21, 5:07 a.m. CDT ASTRONOMICAL EVENTS FOR 2018 BEGINNING OF SEASONS ECLIPSES Autumn: September 22, 8:54 p.m. CDT Winter: December 21, 4:22 p.m. CST In the year 2018 there will be three eclipses of the Sun and two of the Moon. 1. Total lunar eclipse, January 31, visible in Mobile. 2. Partial solar eclipse, February 15, not visible in Mobile. 3. Partial solar eclipse, July 13, not visible in Mobile. 4. Total lunar eclipse, July 27, not visible in Mobile. 5. Partial solar eclipse, August 11, not visible in Mobile. BEST METEOR SHOWERS (20 or more meteors at the peak hour) Name Peak Period Quadrantids ...................................... Jan. 3-4 Lyrids ................................................ Apr. 22-23 Eta Aquarids ...................................... May 6-7 Delta Aquarids ................................... Jul. 28-29 Perseids ............................................. Aug. 12-13 Orionids ............................................. Oct. 21-22 Geminids ........................................... Dec. 13-14 - 2 -

ASTRONOMICAL AND METEOROLOGICAL CALENDAR FOR MOBILE AND VICINITY JANUARY, 2018 All times listed are CENTRAL STANDARD TIME Full Moon Last Quarter New Moon First Quarter Full Moon 1st 8:24 P.M. 8th 4:25 P.M. 16th 8:17 P.M. 24th 4:20 P.M. 31st 7:27 A.M. DAY OF SUN MOON TEMPERATURE EXTREMES TEMPERATURE NORMALS GREATEST PRECIP.* Month Week Rise Set Rise Set High Year Low Year High Low Mean Total Year 1 Mon 6:50 5:02 4:57p 6:07a 79 1975 22 1984 61 40 50 5.84 2017 2 Tue 6:50 5:03 6:03p 7:11a 80 2006 18 1928 61 40 50 5.26 1936 3 Wed 6:50 5:04 7:11p 8:09a 79 1989 16 1887 61 40 50 2.15 1886 4 Thu 6:51 5:05 8:18p 9:01a 77 2004 17 1919 61 40 50 2.76 2015 5 Fri 6:51 5:05 9:22p 9:47a 77 2005 18 1999 61 40 50 3.38 1998 6 Sat 6:51 5:06 10:24p 10:27a 77 1936 14 1924 61 40 50 2.73 1945 7 Sun 6:51 5:07 11:23p 11:05a 79 1989 14 2014 60 40 50 6.16 1998 8 Mon 6:51 5:08 – 11:40a 77 1939 17 2015 60 40 50 2.48 1964 9 Tue 6:51 5:09 12:20a 12:15p 78 1957 11 1886 60 40 50 1.26 1999 10 Wed 6:51 5:09 1:15a 12:50p 82 1949 10 1962 60 40 50 2.66 1908 11 Thu 6:51 5:10 2:10a 1:26p 84 1949 7 1982 61 40 50 2.13 1931 12 Fri 6:51 5:11 3:03a 2:04p 78 2015 10 1962 61 40 50 3.24 1892 13 Sat 6:51 5:12 3:56a 2:45p 79 2017 14 1962 61 40 50 2.76 1947 14 Sun 6:51 5:13 4:47a 3:29p 79 2017 20 1964 61 40 50 1.58 1977 15 Mon 6:50 5:14 5:37a 4:16p 78 1974 20 1979 61 40 50 1.89 2016 16 Tue 6:50 5:15 6:24a 5:06p 79 1974 20 1927 61 40 50 3.46 1925 17 Wed 6:50 5:15 7:08a 5:59p 79 2017 15 1977 61 40 50 3.15 1926 18 Thu 6:50 5:16 7:50a 6:52p 80 2017 16 1948 61 40 50 3.88 1943 19 Fri 6:50 5:17 8:28a 7:46p 78 1950 12 1977 61 40 50 3.18 1963 20 Sat 6:49 5:18 9:05a 8:41p 78 1974 9 1985 61 40 50 5.71 2010 21 Sun 6:49 5:19 9:40a 9:37p 78 2012 3 1985 61 40 50 2.67 1877 22 Mon 6:49 5:20 10:15a 10:34p 81 1952 16 1985 61 40 50 3.70 1965 23 Tue 6:48 5:21 10:50a 11:32p 79 2002 18 1963 61 40 51 4.64 1965 24 Wed 6:48 5:22 11:27a – 79 1971 8 1963 61 40 51 4.91 1978 25 Thu 6:47 5:22 12:06p 12:32a 77 1962 15 1963 61 40 51 2.45 1961 26 Fri 6:47 5:23 12:50p 1:35a 78 1970 15 1940 61 40 51 2.44 1871 27 Sat 6:47 5:24 1:40p 2:39a 79 1950 14 1940 61 40 51 2.52 1994 28 Sun 6:46 5:25 2:36p 3:45a 80 1957 18 1986 61 40 51 1.44 1903 29 Mon 6:45 5:26 3:38p 4:49a 79 1957 19 1966 62 41 51 1.95 1960 30 Tue 6:45 5:27 4:45p 5:50a 79 1957 13 1966 62 41 51 2.87 1991 31 Wed 6:44 5:28 5:53p 6:45a 80 1957 20 1966 62 41 51 3.83 1908 Data for Mobile, Alabama * Includes melted snow, sleet and hail a = A.M. p = P.M. JANUARY Normal Precipitation 5.65” Wettest 16.92” 1998 Normal Temperature 50.4 ° Driest .55” 2003 Greatest Snowfall 5.0” Jan. 23-24, 1881 - 3 -