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Quadrantids meteor shower over the D-M-V: Did you see it? (Photos)

If you were up past 3 a.m. and willing to brave sub-freezing temperatures Wednesday morning, you may have been one of the lucky people who saw the Quadrantids meteor shower light up the night sky.

The brief light show featured as many as 200 meteors racing across the sky between 2:30 and 5 a.m., with the shower peaking between 3 and 4 a.m. for much of the Northern Hemisphere.

Some people even managed to capture photos of the fleeting streaks of light:

Flickr user Donovan Shortey of Arizona successfully snapped a shot of a meteor before the cold drove him back indoors. (Donovan Shortey/flickr (Creative Commons))

Flickr user Josh Beasley stayed up late to capture images of the Quadrantids, which he said “just burst all over the sky” about 4 a.m. (Josh Beasley/flickr (Creative Commons))

Did you see the Quadrantids meteor shower? Share your pictures by tweeting us @postlocal or @capitalweathergang, and describe what you saw in the comments below.

You can also upload your photos to our night sky gallery.


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