However, the peak will only last a few hours. The meteors will be visible anywhere in the sky. The International Meteor Organization lists the peak time as January 4 at 02:00 UTC, which for us in Arizona translates into January 3 at 19:00 MST (7:00pm) so you won't even need to stay up late to catch the big show! Around 60 percent of the meteors will be outside the field of view in North America, though stargazers in that region should still expect to see roughly 30 to 40 percent of meteors per hour, according to the Washington Post.
The Quadrantids appear to come from a constellation called "Quadrans Muralis", which was created in 1795 but is no longer recognised as a constellation.More news: Mueller grand jury extended for up to 6 months
He continues by saying that in 2003, an astronomer by the name of Peter Jenniskens "tentatively identified" the parent body of the Quadrantids as rocky-bodied asteroid 2003 EH1, as opposed to an icy comet. The shower radiates between the Big Dipper and Boötes. "The reason the peak is so short is due to the shower's thin stream of particles and the fact that the Earth crosses the stream at a perpendicular angle", NASA explains.
Find an open area with a wide view of the sky, and don't forget to bundle up. Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look straight up. Avoiding light from cellphones and other sources will give people's eyes more time to adjust to the darkness and make the meteors easier to see.More news: French Police Arrested Leader Of The "Yellow Vest"
Taking place around Christmas, residents in Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Australia, and East Africa will get to witness the celestial beauty of an annular solar eclipse, or what is also known as a partial eclipse.More news: Multiple casualties as shooter opens fire at bowling alley in California