01-03-2012, 08:36 AM
Those looking to the skies late tonight should be able to witness the fireworks by the Quandrantids meteor shower. Quandrantids has been named after an extinct constellation, states NASAís official site. The meteor shower should peak out around 100 streaks of light in an hour. Once the moon sets, you should have a clearer and more prominent view of the meteor shower with less light in the sky. NASA says that other meteor showers last shorter, such as the Perseid and Germinid. The Quandrantids like other meteor showers are a trail of debris left behind by asteroids or comets. The Quandrantids are debris from an asteroid thatís been called 2003 EH1.