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Follow The Quadrantids Meteor Shower Online [LIVE VIDEO]


Between a NASA live stream, Twitter and Facebook, the Web has tonight's Quadrantids meteor shower covered.

Gemenid meteor shower watchers can't figure out where all the material in the event comes from. Asteroid 3200 Phaethon, the apparent source of the Gemenid meteor shower, doesn't seem to shed enough rock and dust to account for the shower's intensity.

Astronomers are predicting a brief two hour meteor shower Wednesday morning, between 3:00 and 5:00 am Central Time. The Quandrantids, or "Quads" as most people call them, are named for an old constellation called Quadrans Muralis.

One of 2012′s best and brightest meteor showers will light up the skies of North America Tuesday night , promising dozens of shooting stars every hour. The Quadrantid meteor shower occurs annually, with unpredictable

Forecasters expect the shower to peak around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

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