Quadrantids create brief, beautiful meteor show January 3-4

Jan. 3rd and 4th will offer a limited chance to see the first meteor shower of the year.

The Quadrantids will peak in the early morning hours Thursday for viewers in North America.

After many years orbiting the sun, the meteors will hurtle toward earth at 90,000 mph before burning up 50 miles above earth.

According to the website Earth Sky , the best time to view the meteor shower in Arizona is 6 a.m. Jan 4th.

In case you aren't interested in braving the cold, NASA is streaming the shower for free online from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4.

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