SALT LAKE CITY — The next meteor shower you’ll see is called the Quadrantids, and it’s going to peak in the night sky.
When: As The New York Times reports, the shower will be active from Dec. 27 to Jan. 12. It will peak around Thursday to Friday night, ranging from Jan. 3 to 4.
- The Quadrantids come from an asteroid, the Times reports, making them a little different than your average bunch of meteor showers. They tend to be a little fainter in the sky — so much so that you might not see them.
How to watch: Simple. Find a place where you can see the entire night sky. That’s usually somewhere away from the city lights. You'll want a wide, unobstructed view as well.Comment on this story
Best chances: Those in the Northern Hemisphere, like Europe and nearby areas, will have the best chances to see it, Fox 6 reports.
- You can visit Time and Date for a better idea if you’ll see it or not.
What you’ll see: You’ll likely see 80 meteors per hour, if not more. According to Fox 6, you might even see 200 in one hour.
History: The meteor shower is named after the constellation Quadrans Muralis, which was first observed in 1795, CNN reports. It is not currently included on the International Astronomical Union’s list of constellations.