See Quadrantids Meteor Shower

When is the Quadrantids Meteor Shower? Very soon. If you don't plan, you may miss this New Year's light show!

The Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2013 peaks on Jan. 2-3, 2013.

The meteor shower is expected to "last only a few hours," according to NASA.com. That means you should look for it in the the night of Jan. 2-3, not the night of Jan. 3-4.

Earthsky.org reports the Quadrantids peak might be in the hours just before dawn on Jan. 3.

"Face the general direction of north-northeast, but take in as wide an expanse of sky as possible. Watch from about 2 a.m. until dawn," Earthsky writes.

If there is cloud cover in Bradenton, you can watch a Ustream feed of the meteor shower on Jan. 2-4 on NASA.com.

The beach is always a nice spot, away from the lights of the city. Do you have a favorite place to watch shooting stars?


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