.

Watch Quadrantids Meteor Shower

If you don't plan, you may miss this New Year's light show! It's about to peak.

The Quadrantids Meteor Shower peaks on Jan. 2-3, 2013, and will last only a short time.

But you should be in for quite a show, as there may be 80 meteors per hour. The meteor shower is expected to "last only a few hours," according to NASA.com. That means you should look for it in the the night of Jan. 2-3, not the night of Jan. 3-4.

Earthsky.org reports the Quadrantids peak might be in the hours just before dawn on Jan. 3.

"Face the general direction of north-northeast, but take in as wide an expanse of sky as possible. Watch from about 2 a.m. until dawn," Earthsky writes.

If there is cloud cover in Sarasota-Bradenton, you can watch a Ustream feed of the meteor shower on Jan. 2-4 on NASA.com.

The beach is always a nice spot, away from the lights of the city. Do you have a favorite place to watch shooting stars?

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something