Check out when's the best time to watch it and where to look.
From Naugatuck Patch The Quadrantid meteor shower is named for an extinct constellation, but the shooting stars that seem to sprout from it still arrive yearly, and the opening of the 2013 show will begin overnight Jan. 1 into Jan. 2. The Quadrantids is one of the lesser-known meteor showers of the year, but that doesn't mean it's anything less than spectacular. Take a look at this Quadrantids meteor shower video or these pictures of the Quadrantids. While the shower begins overnight on the first day of the new year, NASA tells us Quadrantid meteor shower peaks in the wee morning hours of Jan. 4: "[T]he Quadrantids have a maximum rate of about 100 per hour, varying between 60-200. The waxing gibbous moon will set around 3 a.m. local time, …
The shower is predicted to be visible early tomorrow morning.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
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 …