The Quadrantid meteor shower is tonight. Viewing the show is a bit tricky, but well worth the effort. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower—and what a mysterious “disappeared constellation” has to do with it all.
This spectacular fireball is an early shot of the first meteor shower of the year, captured on January 2 by Brian Emfinger. If you want to catch your own, get ready! The peak activity will be tomorrow. Here's how to enjoy them:
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 many shooting stars as possible.