Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower Is tonight and Here's How to Watch It

The Quadrantids are the first meteor shower of the year. Somewhat unusually, they are not the result of debris from an ordinary comet burning up in the atmosphere. Instead, the interstellar debris that we see as a meteor shower comes from a mysterious and relatively newly-discovered object, 2003 EHI.

The Quadrantid meteor shower starts on Sunday night, January 3rd and extends into the early morning hours of Monday morning, January 4th. NASA predicts the peak will fall just after 3 a.m. and continue right up to first light.


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