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Catch the Quadrantids in Moonlight

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Catch the Quadrantids in Moonlight

The Quadrantids, which peak on the morning of January 3rd, is one of the year's best meteor showers. But whereas showers are usually spread out over several days or even weeks, most of the meteors in this display arrive over just a few hours.

You can start your new year off right, skywatching-wise, by taking in the Quadrantid meteor shower. It peaks on Thursday morning, January 3rd, with the best viewing opportunity between 1 a.m. and dawn. As always, try to observe the shower from the darkest possible location. This year there's competition from a waning gibbous Moon, whose scattered light will wash out the faintest of these "shooting stars."

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Hopefully we'll have clear skies...nothing better than a meteor shower in the winter!

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Hopefully we'll have clear skies...nothing better than a meteor shower in the winter!

You and your clear winter skies... Hah. :) I have clouds and drizzle to look forward to.

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Catch the Quadrantids in Moonlight

I will. Thank you.

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Thanks for the heads up. :tu:

*Looks out window*...... Full cloud cover.... Sigh. :td:

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North is a bad direction for my house. Maybe I'll take a little drive.

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