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Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

One of the biggest meteor showers you’ve probably never heard of will peak tonight, likely around 20:00 UTC. The Quadrantid shower always occurs at the start of the New Year, and while the intensity is on a par with the likes of the Geminid and Perseid showers--some 50 to 100 meteors per hour-- it only lasts a brief time--just a few hours. That means only the part of the Earth that is dark can enjoy the show. For this particular edition of the Quadrantid shower, skywatchers in North...

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