The Quadrantids meteor shower peaks Thursday night
The best time to watch the first meteor shower of 2019 is Thursday night and into Friday morning. But if you don’t catch the Quadrantids during that time, you’re probably out of luck because their peak time is incredibly narrow.
While other meteor showers peak for two days, the Quadrantids peak for only a few hours, according to NASA. But during the peak, the scene is pretty spectacular with 60 to as many as 200 meteors seen per hour.
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