The Year’s Inaugural Meteor Shower Will Crest On Saturday

January 3, 2015 9:32 AM

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Each new year starts with a cosmic show of meteor shower. This year’s inaugural meteor shower will crest on Saturday night. On January 3, the Quadrantid meteor shower will seem to shed its light from a north point of the Boötes constellation, which is shaped like a kite. Beginning with this night’s meteor shower, passionate sky observers can watch a series of celestial events.

The Quadrantid meteor shower will permit enthusiasts to witness as many shining meteors as the more renowned Perseids. However, the shower’s peak is shorter, so it is more difficult to see a Quadrantid. For that reason, fans of celestial events should have their eyes on the clock. The meteor shower ...

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