During its peak in early January, anywhere from 60 to as many as 200 Quadrantid meteors can be seen per hour in flawless conditions.
The next meteor shower you'll see is called the Quadrantids, and it's going to peak in the night sky.
"A lot of meteor showers last days - the Quadrantids last a few hours", NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke told Space.com. And if you're lucky, you might be able to catch the result: colorful meteor showers that light up the night sky.
During ideal conditions, anywhere from 60 to over 100 meteors per hour can be seen during the peak.
The meteor shower is expected to be visible in the Northern Hemisphere, especially mid-northern and far-northern latitudes, if weather conditions allow.
If you live in an urban area, you may want to drive to a place that isn't littered with city lights that will obstruct your view. However, as Earthsky reports, with the Quadrantids it's different, as the peak can last only a couple of hours. That means you have to be in the right place on the globe at the right time to actually see an unbelievable show because the window is so short.
'Most meteor showers have a two-day peak, which makes catching sight of these other meteors much more possible, ' it added.
The constellation Quadrans Muralis, first observed and noted in 1795 between Bootes and Draco, was not included in the International Astronomical Union's list of modern constellations.
"The radiant point for the Quadrantids is easy to find as it sits near the Big Dipper, one of the most well-known constellations in the sky", wrote AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lada in the release. You don't need any special gear to view the shower, but be sure to give your eyes 15-30 minutes to adjust to the darkness when heading out!
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