The Quadrantid meteor shower is the first on the meteor shower calendar in 2013.
The peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower takes place in the early hours of the 3 January when, at its peak you will be able to see up to 120 meteors per hour. The peak of the meteor shower is quite short however through this time and with the right weather conditions you will be able to see a number of meteors.
Check your local weather forecast to see if the skies will be clear near you.
Astronomers will be looking for clear, cloudless skies to have the best possible chance of catching a glimpse of the meteor shower. Ideally a location away from light pollution will be of benefit. Visit the Meteorwatch guide to " How to watch and observe meteors" to find the ideal viewing conditions.
To find out when further meteor events are taking place visit the Meteorwatch website.
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