January 2, 2009

Meteor Shower Tonight

Tonight, technically the hour or two before dawn on January 3, you may be lucky enough to witness a stellar show. The Quadrantid meteor shower can produce 1-2 meteors per minute during its brief but exciting peak. Those of you in the western US and Canada should grab your warmest gear and get ready for a grand backyard adventure. According to an article on MSN, "maximum activity this year is expected on 4:50 a.m. Pacific Standard Time." For East Coasters like me, the peak will be after sunrise.

To learn more about the Quadrantids and read the complete MSN article, click here.

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