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Issued : Tuesday, January 3, 2012 11:46 AM
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Meteor shower will be visible in PR

By CB Online Staff

The first meteor shower of 2012 is likely to be visible across Puerto Rico starting early Wednesday morning, according to the Caribbean Astronomy Society.

The Quadrantid meteor shower, one of the year’s most prolific, is expected to be at its peak between 2:30 a.m. and dawn Wednesday.

The Quadrantid meteor shower was first discovered in 1825 by Italian astronomers. By 1938, it was confirmed to be one of the three strongest annual showers visible from Earth, with the other two being Perseids and Geminids.

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