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Twin blast

A photographer managed to capture the moment a meteor shot through the sky directly above an exploding volcano. (Tomas Van Der Weijden/Caters News)

Quadrantid meteor shower

Skywatchers will be setting their alarm clocks for the early morning

hours Jan. 3 when the annual Quadrantid meteor shower peaks. Meteor watchers can expect to see 60 to 200 meteors an hour streak across the sky, NASA said.