On the night of January 3-4, a strong display of Quadrantid meteors is likely for Europe and North America. At the greatest activity level, more than 120 shower members per hour will be visible. On January 3-4, Earth will pass through a stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1, source of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower. This is normally a strong shower. The Quadrantid meteor shower is one of the most intense annual meteor showers typically producing meteors from a point in the sky near the North Star. Observers everywhere are encouraged to be alert for meteors throughout the dark hours of January 3-4. The Quadrantids' peak lasts only a few hours. The meteors will radiate from the northern sky, but appear in all parts of the sky. After the Quadrantids peak in early January, stargazers will need to wait more than three months for the next opportunity to see a meteor shower, with the Lyrids peaking on the night of April 22 into the early morning hours of April 23. Clear Skies Everyone!