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Quadrantids Meteor Shower Lights Up Night Sky

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Between a NASA live stream, Twitter and Facebook, the Web has tonight's Quadrantids meteor shower covered.

But tonight around 11:30 pm, depending on cloud cover in the South Sound, observers can look forward to 2012's first major meteor shower as reported in the Huffintgon Post today. The showers are expected to last several hours in the Northern Hemisphere

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However, several times each year Earth encounters a stream of debris left by a passing comet, and the result is a meteor shower. You'll notice the difference if you watch the sky for a half hour or so: not only do the number of meteors you'll see go up

One of 2012′s best and brightest meteor showers will light up the skies of North America Tuesday night , promising dozens of shooting stars every hour. The Quadrantid meteor shower occurs annually, with unpredictable

Stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere can look forward to 2012's first meteor shower which is set to peak at 2:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

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