‘Blazing’ Meteor Shower To Fill Skies With 120 Shooting Stars An Hour Tomorrow

The Quadrantids are a group of meteors linked to the asteroid EH1. When very fast-moving dust or particles from asteroids or comets hit Earth's atmosphere, this is called a meteor shower.

Meteoroids, which are small rocky objects that hit Earth's atmosphere, are what shooting stars are. EarthSky says that EH1's trip around the Sun takes about 5.5 years.

And you should be able to see this year's meteor shower starting tomorrow night. But it won't reach its peak until early January 4, 2024.

The best time to see the shower from North America will be from 4:53 a.m. EST until dawn. This shower had a lot of meteors, so up to 120 could light up the sky every hour.

Western North Americans should search for Quadrantids earlier at night, per Live Science. They also noted that binoculars and beginner's telescopes struggled to spot showers. Shooting stars are best seen with your naked eye and location.

NASA advises users to avoid city and street lights. The space agency advised "come prepared for winter weather with a sleeping bag, blanket, or lawn chair."

"Lie flat on your back with your feet facing northeast and look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible," he said. In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will see meteors.

Fireballs may be visible this year, despite the unfavorable moon phase.

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