Stargazer’s LIVE Guide to 2014 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Starry Night Sky Live Cam Astronomical Observatory

 It’s not only the beginning of a new year, 2014 is starting out strong with an outta-this-world event by NASA! Powered by Ustream, viewers are able to watch tonight’s Quadrantid Meteor Shower in live time, as it takes center stage in the night sky.


Watch Quadrantids Meteor Shower LIVE on NASA's Official Ustream Channel!

Watch Quadrantids Meteor Shower LIVE on NASA’s Official Ustream Channel!


The first major meteor shower of the year, you can expect to see as many as 60-120 shooting stars per hour during its peak early Friday morning. The Quadrantids are notorious for their bright, long-lasting fireballs over northern skies, despite their shorter peak period compared to the Perseids or Geminids.


Gazing Tip: Be sure to watch in the wee hours – after midnight and before dawn – on January 3 in North America and January 4 in Asia.

Location of the Quadrantids
For Northern Hemisphere Observers

 Location of the Quadrantids For Northern Hemisphere Observers

More Live Meteor Cams

Best Viewing Times in Japan

Eastern Asia might be in the best place to observe, before dawn on January 4th. Here’s another great live cam for some stellar views:

HD Sky Cam at Kochi National College of Technology in Japan

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