It seems like Sky is all set to give a New Year’s treat to Stargazers with first meteor shower of 2015. The Quadrantids meteor shower would probably reach at its peak on Saturday night.
The Quadrantids meteor shower is considered as the first and the most powerful meteor shower of the year. It is widely known as January meteor shower. It occurs rarely as compared to the other meteor shower such as Perseids and Geminids.
Sadly, people of northern countries would not be able to view the spectacular meteor shower of 2015 due to the extreme weather conditions. In this case, people who live in central and Southwest of United States are quite lucky as the meteor shower would be easily viewed from that part. However, this meteor shower emerges for an extremely short time period. Three hours duration with a rate of 80 meteors per hour is regarded as its peak timings. Hence, people should keep an eye on their watches if they do not want to miss it.
As the night begins, the view of the shower will become more evident in the north eastern sky. Nonetheless, the radiant would be really high in the eastern sky at around 6 am
NASA has offered a few significant advices to get the view of incredible meteor shower. The government agency states that it is better to find a region far away from the city. Place your sleeping bag and turn your face towards the northeast.