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Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

January is best known for the Quadrantids, which have the potential of being the best shower of the year. Unfortunately this shower is short lived and occurs during some of the worst weather in the northern hemisphere. Due to theRead More >

Radiant Positions at 7pm LST

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Wednesday January 1st. At this time the moon will lie near the sun and will be invisible at night. This weekend the waning crescent moon will rise during the lateRead More >

During this period the moon wanes from its current full phase to a little more than one-half illuminated on January 4, 2013.¬† This weekend the waning gibbous moon will rise during the early evening hours and will effectively ruin theRead More >


The Quadrantids are another obscure winter shower usually lost to cloudy weather or sub-freezing temperatures. If your sky is clear on the morning of January 3, 2013, you should check it out as the Quadrantids have the potential of beingRead More >

During this period the moon reaches its full¬† phase on Friday December 28th. At this time the moon is located opposite the sun and will remain in the sky all night long. This weekend the waxing gibbous moon will setRead More >

During this period the moon reaches it full phase on Monday January 9th. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will be above the horizon the entire night. This is the worst time to tryRead More >


January is best known for the Quadrantids, which have the potential of being the best shower of the year. Unfortunately this shower is short lived and occurs during some of the worst weather in the northern hemisphere. Due to theRead More >

The next major shower will be the Quadrantids, which are predicted to peak near 07:30 Universal Time on January 4, 2012. This timing favors North America with local peak times ranging from 02:30am EST on January 4th to 11:30 PSTRead More >