Meteor watchers eager for Quadrantid sky show

3) and early tomorrow, the annual Quadrantid meteor shower is peaking, promising up to 100 meteors an hour in the most optimum viewing conditions. The best time to see the meteor shower is at 2:30 am EST on Jan. 4. To see the Quadrantids,

Your chance to catch a glimpse of the Quadrantid meteor shower is rapidly drawing to a close I looked for a few minutes on my way in to work but didn't see any. Wednesday afternoon will mark an end to our early January arctic blast.

And you won't have to wait long for the action to begin. On Jan. 4, the Quadrantid meteor shower will peak with an estimated 100 meteors per hour, according to NASA. Hopefully your local weather will cooperate on most, if not all, of these dates.

By Rob Waugh The Quadrantid meteor shower is due overnight in the US – and forecasters expect night owls could be treated to a spectacular display in the hours just before dawn, weather permitting. The waxing moon will stop sky watchers seeing too much

Tonight's Quadrantid meteor shower is not only the first of 2012, it also has the potential to be one of the most spectacular cosmic light shows of the year — so long as you're prepared. Here's what you need to know to catch as