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This week will see a lesser known meteor shower, the Quadrantid, dazzle the night sky on Jan. 3 and 4. It's the first of nine significant meteor showers in 2011. Here’s a list of all the events and what to watch for each time.
Discovered by an Australian astronomer last September, Comet McNaught, will soon be visible to early risers (and those who stay up all night).