"The first meteor shower of 2012 — the lesser known Quadrantid meteor shower — will kick off a new year of skywatching when it peaks on Wednesday (Jan. 4).
While many meteor displays in 2011 were washed out by a bright moon, the Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to put on a spectacular light show, with no pesky moonlight to interfere. The peak of the Quadrantids will occur at around 2 a.m. EST (0700 GMT) on Jan. 4."
I will try to stay up to see this event. Always fun to watch... On a side lobe of interest -- did you know that amateur radio operators look for meteor showers so they can bounce VHF and UHF signals off of the radio reflective trail of the meteor. The reflections will last for many minutes and allows communication over a much longer range than normal for this frequency range.
Thanks Paradigm I've got my sons loving to catch a meteor shower these last few yrs we missed out on the last shower with cloud cover being in the way hopefully we get to see this one hope you had a great New Year bash
Does anyone have a specific interest in observing the various meteor showers that appear in our night skies throughout the various months of the year? October 20th-21st for one, which is this evening, is going to...