The first meteor shower of the year peaks tonight

Tonight the Quadrantid shower will peak in the night and early morning skies, making it possible for millions of people around the world to see the light-filled attraction.

Those who live in the Northern Hemisphere will have the best chance of observation, and according to Time and Date, visibility for South Florida should be "excellent".

In ideal conditions, observers have seen anywhere from 60 to 100 meteors per hour in this particular shower, though the viewing window is notoriously short.

The biggest factor is, North America will be facing away from the shower during peak time.

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"Any place at mid-northern and far-northern latitudes might be in a decent position to watch the Quadrantids in 2019, especially as there is no moonlight to ruin this year's show", EarthSky added.

The meteor shower will hit its peak at about midnight, with meteors raining down on Earth until dawn. It is not now included on the International Astronomical Union's list of constellations. The shower radiates between the Big Dipper and Boötes.

He continues by saying that in 2003, an astronomer by the name of Peter Jenniskens "tentatively identified" the parent body of the Quadrantids as rocky-bodied asteroid 2003 EH1, as opposed to an icy comet. "So that is definitely going to make them look brighter". "In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors". The meteors will be higher in the sky and more visible from Europe.

If you miss the meteor shower, you can check out the super blood wolf moon at the end of the month on the 21st.

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