On Saturday night, you’ll get your first shot at watching a meteor shower in 2015. The Quadrantid shower is expected to peak around 9 EST on January 3rd.
While the meteor shower’s peak is at 9 pm EST, you will probably be better off waiting a few more hours. The best time to watch meteor showers besides its peak, is generally when the radiant point is high in the sky. For folks in North America, that won’t be until after midnight.
Here’s one little fact about the Quadrantids you might not know.
The meteor shower is named after a constellation that doesn’t exist anymore. The Quadrantid meteor shower is named after the constellation Quadrans Muralis and was created back in 1795 by French astronomer Jerome Lalande. Today, that constellation is no longer recognized. But, the meteor shower retains its name.