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Meteor Shower Expected to Peak in the Wee Hours of Wednesday, Jan. 4

If you are willing to brave the cold weather Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning you may see a light show.

New Year's Eve may be a distant memory, but tonight into early Wednesday morning the real fireworks are expected to light up the sky.

The first major shower of 2012 is the Quadrantids meteor shower.

According to Spacedex.com, the best time for those of us in Georgia to star gaze will be Tuesday night at 9 p.m. through 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. During this time you should see 40 to 70 meteors per hour.

If you live near a brightly lit area, its recommended that you drive far enough away from the glow of lights and look toward the horizon and not straight up.

And if you plan to star gaze, bundle up very cold temperatures are expected to be in the teens to lower 20's for tonight.

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