If the new year's fireworks weren't enough for you this weekend, fear not — a big meteor shower, called the Quadrantids, will be producing up to 100 falling stars an hour tomorrow morning, essentially creating a natural fireworks show the entire country can see. The light show kicks off in the Northern hemisphere on Wednesday morning at 3 a.m. local time, with meteors coming from the North sky and radiating out from below the handle of the Big Dipper. You should be able to see at least one shooting star per minute until 5 a.m. local time.
The good news is that the National Weather Center is predicting clear skies for most of the country, but if you do have clouds or fog above your head in the early morning hours (or, if it's too cold to hang outside for two hours), there are a few ways you might still be able to see the show with a few live cams. Check them out below!
- Oak Grove Observatory — Take a peek into the skies with this camera from Louisiana.
- Twin Pines Observatory — This California cam activates when the sun goes down.
- Sandia Sentinel Fireball Camera Network — It's a bit of a blurry cam, but you'll be able to catch some of the brightest meteors on this live stream from Texas.