Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight

The meteor shower will hit its peak at about midnight, with meteors raining down on Earth until dawn.

EarthSky, at https://earthsky.org/, says meteors will come from the northern sky with the radiant point making a right angle with the Big Dipper and the star Arcturus. Eastern Standard Time before the Quadrantids peak at 10 p.m. EST. The Quadrantid shower, however, is a product of an asteroid. If you missed out on a few meteor showers, or eclipses, don't worry, 2019 has got you covered.

The next meteor shower you'll see is called the Quadrantids, and it's going to peak in the night sky.

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

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.

It typically occurs in early January and has a shorter peak than others, the website stated.

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On Thursday afternoon, Malaysia's national space agency ANGKASA also shared information about the Quadrantids, which it said can be viewed in Malaysia with the naked eye in clear weather and in an area free from light. If, however the peak is delayed, North America may be treated to more of the peak, but there will likely still be clouds locally.

Even if you only catch the shower at an off-peak moment, the rates of about 25 meteors per hour are still expected. Just a few days later, a partial solar eclipse will take place this weekend. Find out what time to see it on Time and Date.

And a super blood moon is coming in January, and the year will close with a rarely seen show in November.

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