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The first meteor shower of 2019 peaks this week; here’s how to watch the Quadrantids

The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower
Posted at 10:57 AM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 12:45:16-05

The new year is getting started with some celestial fireworks.

The Quadrantid meteor shower reaches its peak this week — during the night of Jan. 3 and the early morning of Jan. 4 — and conditions will be good for seeing plenty of shooting stars.

With a waning moon (the new moon is on Saturday, Jan. 5), skies should be plenty dark if you can find a viewing spot away from city lights.

The Quadrantids can produce as many as 50 to 100 meteors per hour at the peak, according to

For more information on viewing the Quadrantids, head over to