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Quadrantids meteor shower: Best time to look into the night sky to see the meteor shower

The Quadrantids meteor shower will be lighting up the night sky tonight, as hundreds of blue meteors will be visible from parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Spotting meteors can be tricky and requires a lot of patience. These are our top tips to catch a glimpse of the celestial display from the UK tonight.

Taking place over two weeks from December 28 to January 12, the Quadrantid meteor shower will peak between January 3 and 4.

The Quadrantids meteor shower will be visible from the UK tonight.

This spectacular shower can reach a peak of up to 120 meteors per hour.

How can I watch the Quadrantids meteor shower?

The shower is thought to begin to peak just before 9pm tonight on January 3.

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Shooting pictures on a long exposure can help you to capture the impressive trains of the meteors.

The Quadrantids are most visible from the Northern Hemisphere, meaning we have a good chance of seeing them in the UK.

The shower was named after a former constellation Quadrans Muralis which is now part of Boötes.


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