Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Metor Shower of 2012 to Occur January 4th

If you are a night owl and up during the early morning hours Thursday morning you could catch the first meteorite shower of the year.

Science Daily  is reporting that the shower will occur on January 4th, starting around 3 a.m. expected to last around two and could drop up to 100 meteorites an hour.

The shower, called "Quadrantids" is from an asteroid called 2003 EH1 and it has been postulated that the asteroid is from a comet that disintegrated several centuries ago.

For more information, see the full story from Science Daily click here

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