The Quadrantid meteor shower should give skywatchers looking up at the Eastern sky (shown here) a good show when it peaks in the early hours of Thursday morning (Jan. 3) this week.
On Friday, Jan. 4, the last quarter moon should be most easily seen just after sunrise in the southern sky.
Friday, Jan. 11, marks the first new moon of 2013.
The first quarter moon can be seen on Friday, Jan. 18.
The first full moon of 2013 will occur on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Jupiter and the moon will appear in the same part of the sky on Monday, Jan. 21.
At sunrise on Thursday, Jan. 10 Venus and the moon will be in the same part of the sky.