Meteor Shower Tonight: Quadrantid one night only affair

A display a lot more stunning and amazing than any New Year’s eve fireworks, the Quadrantid meteor shower which is named after a now extinct... More Below... Posted by on Jan 3rd, 2012 and filed under News, Science, World.

A display a lot more stunning and amazing than any New Year’s eve fireworks, the Quadrantid meteor shower which is named after a now extinct constellation will color the night sky with 200 plus meteors per hour tonight! This 2-hour display happens once a year, in January.

Quadrantid will light up the sky coming from the northern area of the sky, between a somewhat obscure constellation and the handle of the Big Dipper. Considered one of the most intense of this year’s meteor showers, but also the shortest.

A clear sky is always preferred for this type of nature’s showcase. In Northern America, “viewing should be great over most of the country,” according to Weather Channel meteorologist Mark Ressler.

“It is possible that the East may get a more intense shower because it will go through the most densest part of the debris stream first. But that doesn’t mean the West won’t see anything.”

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