'Bright fireball' meteor shower visible from Singapore on Friday morning

Dark skies are a must if you want to get the best view of the shower

Dark skies are a must if you want to get the best view of the shower

With its "bright fireball meteors" appearing at up to 200 an hour, the Quadrantids meteor shower is considered one of the best ones of the year, said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on its website.

During ideal conditions, anywhere from 60 to over 100 meteors per hour can be seen during the peak.

If you missed the full moon-meteor shower combo over Christmas, don't fret.

If you want to check your chances for seeing them, Time and Date has a helpful guide too. The December Geminids is the other, originating from "rock comet" asteroid 3200 Phaethon.

Thursday night, the Quadrantid meteor shower will produce a dazzling display in the sky for parts of the globe.

Weather experts also advise that you avoid looking at your smartphone as it takes your eyes a while to adjust to the darkness.

What's coming in 2019Super blood moon: The most-viewed cosmic event of 2019 will occur January 20-21 as the moon turns red during the year's only total lunar eclipse.

How to see Quadrantids in UK: What time to watch meteor shower
The Leonid meteor shower will peak on November 17th, lighting up the early morning sky. The Qaudrantids are expected to be visible in the early hours of tomorrow morning.

What you'll see: You'll likely see 80 meteors per hour, if not more. There won't be another total lunar eclipse until May 2021. The Quadrantids are famous for being the first meteor shower of 2019, and stargazing lovers can particularly look forward to the evening of the peak as there will be no moonlight to wash out the meteors.

Also triggered from the debris from Halley's Comet, the Orionid meteor shower will take place October 2 to November 7, peaking at night on October 21-22.

EarthSky, at https://earthsky.org/, says meteors will come from the northern sky with the radiant point making a right angle with the Big Dipper and the star Arcturus.

A moonless sky will make the meteors easier to spot, but not everyone around the world will get a good view.

As the Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through cosmic debris.

What celestial events are you excited to see this year?

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