Tips on observing tonight's meteor shower

Here are some tips from NASA on spotting the Quadrantids meteor shower tonight:

  • Meteor rates increase after midnight and peak between 3am and dawn
  • Allow your eyes 30-45 minutes to adjust to the dark
  • Try to allow your eyes take in as much of the sky as possible
  • Get away from street lights and other artificial lights
  • Check the Met Office weather forecast in your area here

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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.