The 1st Meteor Shower in the Year 2014

In the start of the January, the Quadrantid meteor shower renders one of the acutest annual celestial fireworks exhibits, with a brief, sharp peak lasting only a few hours.Blink and you'll miss it: Quadrantids meteor shower

That peak occurs Friday (Jan. 3), but this year the sun will spoil the show for stargazers in North America.

The year 2014 Quadrantid meteor shower 2014 will peak Friday at 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT), in the middle of the day for most of North America, so the best meteor exhibits will be in other parts of the world, whereas night has already fallen.

The Quadrantids of meteor shower 2014 can daze percipient with between 60 and 120 meteors 1 hour. As the peak time Friday falls in the mediate of the day, U.S. observers can likely only hope to see a divide of that peak rate before break of day and after sunset on Friday.