They are expected to peak around 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 3, 2010.
Observers in the Northern Hemisphere will have the best opportunity to view the Quadrantids, but some in the Southern Hemisphere will have a chance to observe them, too.
Those in the higher latitudes will have the best chances for seeing the meteors.
Even though the Quadrantids peak on the third, it doesn't mean you can't see these tiny meteors (less than one gram, about the size of a green pea) before, and after, that date.
January 1 is the first date expected to produce any visible sightings of these meteors, with January 10 ending the observations.
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