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The sun is slowly returning to the cold Northern Hemisphere. By the end of the month, the length of day increases almost a full hour from the solstice minimum. Nevertheless, January is the coldest month in every state. In most areas, daily average temperatures won't dip to their annual minimums until late January or early February.
Signs of the Zodiac
The Mountain Goat. Ruling planet: Saturn. Element: Earth. Quality: Discipline. Ability: Working for goals.You are the hardest-working members of the zodiac. Able to organize your thoughts and create specific plans, you set goals and work toward them. You seek to prove to the world that you are capable and efficient, and you don’t rest until you have either a title after your name or a business of your own.Born old, you begin life with a serious start. Responsibility is often emphasized in your youth, and you are encouraged to make something of yourself. Once accomplishment becomes yours, however, look out! All of a sudden, the fun side of you becomes apparent, and your dry wit finds increasing opportunities for expression.
This Day in History
1610: Astronomer Galileo Galilei, armed with a primitive telescope, saw three "stars" near Jupiter. About a week later a fourth one appeared. Galileo had discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter. Today the moons are called Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto; they are known as the Galilean Satellites.