Year’s Best Meteor Shower Early Saturday Morning
Rural Iowa skies will offer the perfect backdrop this weekend for another late night show that many astronomers consider the "best" annual meteor shower.
USA Today reports the Quadrantid Meteor Showers will be peaking in the early predawn sky on Saturday, in what could be a dazzling display with up to 200 shooting stars per hour.
Quadrantids are known for their bright fireball meteors. Fireballs are larger explosions of light and color that can persist longer than an average meteor streak.
These are the meteor streaks that make you say "ooh" and "ahhh" like at a fireworks show.
But the display only last for one night each year. More specifically, there are really just a few peak hours between midnight and 6:00 a.m. to view the Quadrantids.
The early weather forecast says skies may be cloudy but clearing after midnight. The overnight temperature low should be around 25.
If you're an early riser, it's certainly worth a step outside to see what's up!