It's time for the Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2014 - the first meteor shower of 2014 peaks tonight beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST and continuing through the night via Slooh which will be streaming live video of the night sky from its telescopes in the Canary Islands and Arizona as the meteor shower, known as the Quadrantids, is a tricky one to catch even though it can occasionally provide impressive displays of more than 100 meteors per hour according to astronomers at EarthSky the meteor showe has a very short peak time that lasts just a few hours while most meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through a stream of dust and debris shed in the wake of a comet, the Quadrantids are one of just two annual meteor showers that originate from an asteroid. Quandrantid meteors generally glow blue, and hit our atmosphere at 90,000 mph, and burn up 50 miles above our planet, according to NASA. They were first discovered in 1825 and are named for a constellation, Quadrans Muralis, which is no longer recognized by astronomers. The Quandrantids were named after the extinct constellation of Quadrans Muralis, which was created by the French astronomer Jerome Lalande in 1795. Quadrans Muralis was located between Bootes and Draco.