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City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. This year, the nearly-new moon will allow for optimal viewing.
Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Quadrantid Meteor Shower is named for the no-longer-recognized constellation Quadrans Muralis.
Check out these sites for more information about the Quadrantid Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe.
- Obsolete Constellations: Quadrans Muralis, the mural quadrant
- Spacedex: Quadrantids Meteor Shower
- EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2014
- American Meteor Society
- Stardate: 2014 Meteor Showers
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