Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight

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One of the top meteor showers of the year is expected to be visible in southern Colorado Thursday night into Friday morning.

The Quadrantids are notoriously known as having a very short window for peak viewing.

Tonight, the Quadrantids meteor shower will reach its peak for a few glorious hours. If, however the peak is delayed, North America may be treated to more of the peak, but there will likely still be clouds locally.

While the peak of the shower won't be until the early hours, there's a good chance you'll see shooting stars during the later part of the evening so you won't have to stay up too late to catch a glimpse.

Though intense, the Quadrantids feature only a brief peak.

"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.

If you want to check your chances for seeing them, Time and Date has a helpful guide too.

To view this meteor shower, look for a spot away from street lights.

You will get ample opportunity to see meteor showers in 2019.

Similar to an eclipse, the event will be the first since 2016 and will not occur again for another thirteen years. Skies will likely be mainly to entirely clear in Michiana and surrounding parts of Indiana, Michigan and IL. The stellar show is falling during a new moon, meaning the sky is darker and the meteors will be more easily visible. The meteor shower is also triggered by debris from the Comet Tempel-Tuttle that pass through the earth. Just a few days later, a partial solar eclipse will take place this weekend.

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