The First Meteor Shower Of The Year

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The high-powered Quadrantids meteor shower should have peaked just before dawn Thursday with a maximum number of meteors per hour of about 80, but there’s a chance to see them again before dawn Friday. Mother Nature has helped would-be Quadrantids viewers in Los Angeles the past two nights with clear skies providing and a setting moon providing good viewing oportunities. The meteor shower is expected to “last only a few hours,” according to The meteors are believed to be a piece comet that broke apart centuries ago. The fragments will  enter the Earth’s atmosphere at 90,000 mph, burning up 50 miles above Earth’s  surface. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, you can watch a Ustream feed of the meteor shower on Jan. 2-4 on