Stargazers set for annual Quadrantids meteor shower

Stargazers will get the chance to view up to 200 shooting stars every hour as the Quadrantids meteor shower passes over the UK in the early hours of Thursday.

The Quadrantids meteor shower. Credit: NASA/MSFC

The meteor shower, which is named after an extinct constellation, will last a few hours.

For more information about the Quadrantids or to watch the shower streamed live, visit the NASA website.

There are also tips on how best to observe the meteor shower in the UK here.

Send your photographs of the meteor shower to yourstory@itn.co.uk

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Quadrantids meteor shower

NASA's cameras have captured the first meteor shower of the year. As many as 100 shooting stars were visible every hour across the skies of Britain and the Northern Hemisphere.