Astro Bob's Backyard Astronomy: The Quadrantids
December's full moon, the "cold moon," arrives tonight, though in our area it may be obscured by clouds and snowfall. However, if the clouds hold back on Sunday morning between 4 and 6 a.m. there will be a good chance of seeing the Quadrantids, an annual January meteor shower, radiating from a point above the handle of the Big Dipper. If the waxing moon to the west is too bright, Astro Bob recommends standing on the eastern side of a building to give yourself a good opportunity to see them.
The Quandratids are named a former constellation known as Quadrans Muralis (omitted from the International Astronomical Union's official list in 1922), situated between Draco, The Big Dipper and Boötes.