The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak on the night of January 3 and, weather permitting, will be visible until the early morning of January 4.
Another year has come and gone, but as 2020 is just beginning, so are the meteor showers that may be seen in the skies this year.
The Quadrantids are not as highly regarded as other showers, such as the Geminids or Orionids, because they are more faint and easy to miss when conditions aren't just right, Space.com reports.
Experts say you won't need any special equipment, like telescopes or binoculars, to see the Quadrantid meteor shower.
"Although the Quadrantids have been known to produce some 50-100 meteors in a dark sky, their peak is extremely narrow, time-wise". You can also try spotting a few shooting stars tonight, but tomorrow, a little after midnight, you will be able to locate a lot more meteors since it is expected to see 40 meteors per hour during its peak.
In the U.S. and Canada, the Quadrantids' peak is expected to arrive at 3:20 a.m. ET.
Quadrantids are known for their bright "fireball" meteors. People are encouraged to wrap up warm when watching the meteors as well as giving themselves a break from mobile phone usage in the lead up to it - to give your eyes time to adjust to the dark. As we've said before, meteor showers are like fishing. You wait and you wait for meteors to appear. The meteor shower should begin around 3:00 a.m. EST. They originate from an asteroid called 2003 EH1. It is best to head to an area such as the countryside, where it's less light pollution. Good luck and enjoy this meteor show (er).
The only other thing that you'll need is clear skies.