Look up! Quadrantid meteor shower to put on a show

Just look up!

The moon-free sky will be a blessing to sky watchers for the Quadrantid meteor shower.

It’s 2019’s first major meteor shower.

The peak for this show is expected late January 3 until dawn January 4.

Because the sky will be nice and dark without the glow of the moon, you should be able to see meteors streaking through the sky.

Scientists at NASA say we should see about 30 per hour.

And, no matter where you are in the northern hemisphere, you should be able to see it.

Our best advice: look for the “Big Dipper” and you should see all the meteors radiating from there (and if you can’t quite find the big dipper, don’t worry. You’ll still see them!).

If you really want to see the Quadrantids in all their glory, try to go out in the country away from city and street lights.

You will also want to give your eyes some time to adjust to the dark. It may take up to 30 minutes to really get used to the dark and be able to take in all the meteors.

What are Quadrantids?

Believe it or not, the Quadrantids peak during early January every year!

Avid sky watchers say its one of the best annual meteor showers.

The only downfall? It’s also the meteor shower with the shortest ‘peak days,’ so you really have to plan to see htem.

They’re known for their bright fireball meteors, according to NASA.

BONUS: there’s another celestial event on the horizon!

In the early hours of January 21, there will be a super blood wolf moon eclipse.