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Quadrantids peak tonight

By Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
1/03/2018, 6:51:13 PM

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A good, sneaky meteor shower will peak tonight. The Quandrantids are expected to produce upwards of 100 meteors per hour for a few hours tonight. The peak usually only lasts six hours at most. So, it's a tough one to catch. Obviously, the weather usually plays a role.

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If you happen to have clear skies, take a look for meteors tonight! Even though the moon will be bright, the brighter meteors will be visible. The Quandrantids are known for fireballs.

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Good luck meteor spotting! Not too many things are free anymore; however, looking at the night sky is still one of those things. Thanks for reading! Just look up, you never know what you will see.

The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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