This is the best time to see tonight’s Quadrantid meteor shower

Quadrantids meteor shower how and when to watch in the UK

Quadrantids meteor shower how and when to watch in the UK

Nasa believes that between 60 and 200 Quadrantid meteors can be seen per hour under ideal conditions during the shower's peak.

Stargazers in Southwest Colorado will start the new year with a glimpse of a meteor shower as the Quadrantids streak through the sky on Thursday and Friday.

The last time that Qatar had an encounter with meteor showers was back in November a year ago when annual meteors "Taurid and Leonid" appeared in the skies of Doha.

Perseids meteor shower: The annual Perseid shower will peak the night of August 12 and early morning of August 13. The best hours are late night and early predawn-and tonight is when the show is going to reach its peak. While viewers in Asia and Europe will witness between 60 and 100 streaking meteors per hour, viewers in the United States and Canada may only see 25.

The meteor shower is called the Ursids, because the meteors seem to radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor.

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To have the best chance of seeing them, get somewhere away from light pollution.

Though intense, the Quadrantids feature only a brief peak. That said, the best viewing times will be between midnight and dawn.

'Most meteor showers have a two-day peak, which makes catching sight of these other meteors much more possible, ' it added. Each year, Earth passes through this debris trail for a short time.

Experts recommend dedicating at least 45 minutes to viewing the meteor shower - as eyes can require up to 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness. Space.com reports the closest approach of the full moon will coincide with a total lunar eclipse on January 21.

On January 5 and 6, depending on where you live, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in China, in North and South Korea, in Japan, in Russian Federation, and over the North Pacific Ocean and the Aleutian Islands.

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