The Quadrantid meteor shower is the first on the meteor shower calendar in 2014.
The peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower takes place in the late 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 however quite short, but with the right weather conditions you should be able to see a few shooting stars.
Check your local weather forecast to see if the skies will be clear near you.
Star gazers 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.
For tips on ideal viewing conditions and to find out when further meteor events are taking place visit the Meteorwatch website.
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