Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2018

Find a dark sky and give your eyes about 20-30 minutes to adjust

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The year 2018 will be a hard one to view the annual Quadrantid meteor shower as its peak this week on Wednesday (Jan. 3) will come just after the full moon overnight on Jan. 1 and 2.

That Full Wolf moon will be a supermoon, the largest and brightest of 2018, with the moon’s brilliant light likely outshining all but the brightest Quadrantids.

According to long-time meteor observer Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society, the Quadrantids run from Dec. 22 to Jan. 17, with a sharp peak on Jan. 3.

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