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Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar
Supermoon eclipse, meteor showers on 2015 skywatching calendar

The highlight of 2015 for skywatchers could be the coincidence of a "supermoon" and a late-night full lunar eclipse in September. Otherwise, there are plenty of chances to see distant planets and shooting stars. There are also sure to be sightings of the International Space Station over Baltimore, with NASA astronaut Terry Virts, a Columbia native, aboard until May. Here is what to watch for each month. January •The Quadrantid meteor shower peaks on the night of Jan. 3 into the morning of Jan. 4, producing up to 40 "shooting stars" per hour. But with the full moon falling on Monday, some of the fainter meteors won't be visible. •Mercury reaches...

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