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The Quadrantids Peak in 2014

Dates for Quadrantrid meteor shower peak.

Originally written by Todd Richissin

The Quadrantids meteor shower is set to peak on a cloudy day in Eagan.

The Quadrantids, the last meteor shower of 2013 — and the first of 2014 — began on Dec. 28, with the meteor shower peak set for Jan. 3. 

Look up between 1 a.m. and about 4 a.m. The weather forecast for Eagan does not look good for viewing the Quadrantids: mostly cloudy skies during the peak.

NASA's list of 2014 meteor showers says to expect about 80 meteors per hour at the peak, which comes with a new moon setting early — meaning a dark sky for the show.

The radiant will be located in the northern tip of the constellation Bootes, meaning only observers living in the northern hemisphere will be able to see this meteor shower in the night sky. 

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