A January meter shower known as the Quadrantids will peak tonight, but honestly, staying indoors and watching Black Mirror sounds like a better alternative. Watching a show about a dystopian, overly technological future is actually preferable to the currently bleak situation stargazers are dealing with in the Northeastern United States.

As Inverse previously reported, the Quadrantids “mark the first major meteor shower of the new year.” Though an observer could see some meteors from it toward the end of December, the storm typically peaks in early January.

The thing is, much of the East Coast is about to get walloped by a “bomb cyclone” that’ll bring in snow and freezing cold temperatures. On Thursday, the storm will cause some snow to hit much of the Tri-state area, but what’s potentially worse is the frigid temperatures it’ll bring afterward.

Those living on the East Coast know how low temperatures have all ready been — so yes, consider this a warning that things are about to get a lot worse, fast.

On top of all of this, the brightness of the Full Wolf Moon will make viewing conditions not so great. Usually, observers can see up to 11 meteors per hour, but with all this moon and weather and snow stuff going on, who knows how many meteors will actually be visible.

If you’re really, really dedicated to catching this shower, bundle up and be prepared to wait a long time. Or just sit inside and be toasty. The choice is entirely yours.

New research suggests that colder climates can foster an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Turning to booze during times of wintry malaise is nothing new. It’s cold and there’s not much to do besides stay inside — to not drink takes more creativity. But while wintertime drinking may seem as natural as a Russian slugging a vodka or a Wisconsinite sipping a beer, this relationship has never been quantified scientifically. So the question becomes: Do all cold people really drink more, or do we just think that to make ourselves feel better?

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the recent discovery of an Earth-like, frozen planet orbiting one of our neighboring stars. For one, it represents the culmination of years of searching for exoplanets, and two, as one scientist involved in the search tells Inverse, it may open the floodgate to finding more potentially habitable planets in the future.

It’s that time of year where the pressure’s on to find super cool gifts for the people you love. Instead of scrambling around this year for last-minute gifts, why not head over to one of our favorite lifestyle product sites, Huckberry, and take a look at the Levimoon, which you’ve probably guessed by now is a levitating moon.

SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) won’t be making its maiden voyage to the moon and back until 2023. In the meantime, CEO Elon Musk intends to test some of the BFR’s most innovative designs using the Falcon 9 rocket.

On Wednesday, Musk took to Twitter to announce that SpaceX would construct a miniature version of the BFR’s winged space shuttle to launch on the Falcon 9 as early as June 2019. It’s unclear if this means that all future Falcon 9 flights will include this upgrade or if this will specifically serve as a proof-of-concept launch for the BFR.