Annual meteor shower should be visible in southern Colorado

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It's written in the stars!

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

Those who didn't get their fill of fireworks on New Year's Eve will soon have another chance to look at the sky in awe, as the first meteor shower of 2019 is expected to peak Thursday evening and continue into early Friday morning.

The last time that Qatar had an encounter with meteor showers was back in November previous year when annual meteors "Taurid and Leonid" appeared in the skies of Doha.

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

The spectacular show, which graces the sky every January, is expected to crest between 9 and 10 p.m. EST Thursday, according to the International Meteor Organization. They move at 26 miles per second, which is slow for shootings stars, according to the Washington Post.

Tonight, the Quadrantids meteor shower will reach its peak for a few glorious hours. Meteors originate from leftover comet particles and bits of broken asteroids. Those in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in Europe, could wind up seeing the most meteors. The shower will happen between the Big Dipper and Bootes constellations. 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.

For optimal viewing, it's recommended you drive away from the city and any bright lights - places like the grounds of the Lake Afton Public Observatory or a countryside spot are ideal.

However, Connecticut and areas of states surrounding it, should also allow for good observations.



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