Meteors come to Kingman skies

Meteors come to Kingman skies

False-color image of a rare early Quadrantid, captured by a NASA meteor camera in 2010.

During ideal conditions, anywhere from 60 to over 100 meteors per hour can be seen during the peak, they report.

"Any place at mid-northern and far-northern latitudes might be in a decent position to watch the Quadrantids in 2019, especially as there is no moonlight to ruin this year's show", EarthSky added.

The peak only lasts for a few hours - not a few days like most meteor showers.

Even though the United States is likely to miss the peak, the states will still see the show, just not as spectacular.

Because this peak is so brief, some parts of the world may not be able to see the shower.

This Quadrantid meteor made an appearance over New Mexico in 2013. This is due to the fact that fireballs originate from larger particles of material'.

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However, your eyes will take a while to adjust to the gloom so try to be patient.

The skies are predicted to be reasonably clear across the country tonight.

Where in the sky should I look?

Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look straight up.

"The name Quadrantids comes from the constellation Quadrans Muralis (Mural Quadrant), created by the French astronomer Jerome Lalande in 1795", wrote Bruce McClure on EarthSky.

On its website, NASA advised those keen on watching the celestial event to lie flat on their back, facing northeast.

"The radiant point for the Quadrantids is easy to find as it sits near the Big Dipper, one of the most well-known constellations in the sky", wrote AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Lada in the release.

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