After midnight tonight a meteor shower may appear in the Norcross sky, according to the publication EarthSky.
“If the peak happens as predicted – at 7 to 8 hours Universal Time – that means eastern North America might be in a good position to watch the 2012 Quadrantid shower,” the article stated, adding that predicting the showers is not easy.
The Quadrantids can produce over 100 meteors per hour, peaking over a few hours—but that peak is also hard to predict.
The Quadrantid meteor shower is predicted to peak after midnight, according to the science advocacy publication, and the best time for viewing is around 3 a.m. local time, when the moon sets.
The publication recommends check out some resources to find out exactly when the moon sets, so aspiring meteor gawkers can find the most opportune time. The moonset time for the Atlanta area appears to be at 2:38 a.m.
Check out the other predicted showers for 2012 in the article as well.