Beyond the Weather: Looking ahead to January

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - 2018 is coming to a close soon. If one of your resolutions for 2019 includes looking beyond the weather more, here are some dates to keep in mind for January.

January 3-4 is the peak of the Quadrantids meteor shower. 40 meteors per hour are possible at peak, under ideal viewing conditions away from city lights. They’ll radiate from the northern sky, but will be visible throughout the sky.

January 21 marks the date for our full moon. This will also be the first of three super moons of 2019. This may make the moon appear slightly brighter and larger.

Also on January 21, we get an opportunity to see a total lunar eclipse. This will be visible with the naked eye and does not require any special equipment to see.

Happy stargazing!