Here’s how to watch stunning Quadrantid meteor shower tonight

The Quadrantid meteor shower is peaking, and skywatchers in North America have a good chance of seeing the tail end of the show tonight. 

This annual meteor shower typically peaks between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 each year. This year has thus far provided less-than-ideal views for skywatchers, given that the moon was 81% full overnight on Jan. 3. The Quadrantids are fairly faint meteors, so moonlight can easily wash them out. The moon is waning, however, so Jan. 4 might allow for better meteor-spotting, if at a lesser rate than during the Jan. 3 peak. 

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