In the skies above Osceola County tonight (Thursday night) into Friday morning, or Jan. 3-4 there will be great opportunities to view some wonderful meteor showers called the Quadrantids which are believed to have originated from an asteroid.

One of the pluses for stargazers is that it will occur during the new moon, allowing for a darker sky. Those in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in Europe, could wind up seeing the most meteors.

During perfect conditions, anywhere from 60 to over 100 meteors per hour can be seen during the peak.

The Quadrantids peak is only for several hours, with the best time occurring between midnight and dawn.

Check the Time and Date website to see the best viewing time in your area of Osceola County.

The radiant point for the Quadrantids should be easy to find as it sits near the Big Dipper, one of the most well-known constellations in the sky, but meteors will be visible in all areas of the sky, not just near the Big Dipper.