Posted: Jan 3, 2012 6:59 PM by Dave Hovde
Updated: Jan 3, 2012 7:04 PM
Look NE from about 3-5am and you could see some meteors from the "Quads"or Quadrantids.
We could see as many as 100 per hour according to some astronomers but that is more likely on the east coast.
"There should be a meteor every minute or so at the very least," he says.
They're one of the more active meteor showers of the year but less often seen because many people don't venture to see them because they happen in the early morning hours in winter.
The meteors are produces when the Earth passes through the left overs from a comet believed to have broken up hundreds of years ago.
Tiny particles produce light when they hit the Earth's atmosphere at about 90 thousand miles per hour.
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