Clear Skies Should Offer Good View For Front Range, Plains
12:45 AM, Jan 3, 2012
The first meteor shower of the year will take place early Wednesday morning.With clear to fair skies overhead, Colorado should be in for a decent view of the Quadrantids.Unlike some meteor showers, this one will not be hindered by a bright moon. The waxing gibbous moon will set at 3:12 a.m. and sunrise is not until 7:21 a.m. Temperatures at that time will run in the 30s throughout the Front Range, making it a little more tolerable to be outdoors!While some meteor showers can last a few days, the Quadtrantids are short-lived. According to NASA, they only last for a few hours, but under optimal viewing conditions there could be anywhere from 60 to 200 seen per hour.The Quadtrantids will be best seen away from city lights. Please share your photos, reports, and observations with the 24/7 Weather Center! Email them to our Weather Team, MyReport.com. Or send it to us via Facebook.com or Twitter.com.