Quadrantids Meteor Shower-why you should look up

Meteor Shower

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -The light from the moon and the late hour of viewing could deter you from watching the Quadrantids meteor shower. However, astronomers say if you are patient it could still be worth it.

The Quadrantids is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak which was on the 3rd but viewing will be best through the 5th. The shower runs through January 12. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1. The comet 203 EH1 was discovered in 2003.

The best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will appear anywhere in the sky.

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