Saturday night meteor shower kicks off the first of 12 showers in 2021

Saturday night meteor shower kicks off the first of 12 showers in 2021
Lows will be in the 50s for most overnight. (Source: Pexels)

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - 2021 is starting out with the opportunity to see some shooting stars.

Saturday night into Sunday morning is the peak of the Quadrantids meteor shower.

The moon will be bright, which may reduce the number that we can see, but this show gives you the chance to see between 50 and 100 meteors per hour, especially in rural areas.

To see them, our meteorologists say to look to the northwest about halfway up the sky.

Compared with other meteor showers, they say the Quadrantids’ peak is very short, only lasting a few hours.

They say this event kicks off the first of 12 meteor showers across 2021.

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