• The International Meteor Organisation (IMO) expects maximum of 120 meteors per hour

  • The  number of meteors can vary from 60 to 200 per hour as the Quadrantids meteor shower peaks

  • It is called "Quadrantids Meteor Shower" as the radiant of the meteor shower lies in Bootes constellation which was earlier called Quadrans Muralis. 

  • The source of the Quadrantid meteor shower was not known until December 2003 when Peter Jenniskens of the NASA Ames Research Center found evidence that Quadrantid meteoroids come from 2003 EH1, an "asteroid" that is probably a piece of a comet that broke up some 500 years ago.  

  • The annual meteor shower is visible from December 28 to January 12.