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On the night of January 3rd, 2008, the annual Quadrantid meteor shower will reach its peak. The Quadrantids are named after the now defunct constellation Quadrans Muralis. While one of the most active showers for the year, the Quadrantids are rarely observed because of cold, cloudy weather. The peak only lasts a few hours, which also lessens their fame. Expect between 50 and 120 meteors per hour. Dress warmly, as it will seem much colder once you've been sitting for a while.