The last time that Qatar had an encounter with meteor showers was back in November past year when annual meteors "Taurid and Leonid" appeared in the skies of Doha.
However, the peak will only last a few hours.
The meteor shower radiates between the Big Dipper and Bootes.
At the peak, 60 to 100 meteors per hour may be seen streaking across the sky. The International Meteor Organization predicts the peak of the shower to be at 2 a.m. coordinated universal time, which is around 7 p.m.in Kingman, according to a conversion chart at https://earthsky.org. The Orionid meteor shower derives its name from the constellation Orion. The Quadrantid shower, however, is a product of an asteroid. This particular asteroid is 2003 EH1, which takes 5.52 years to orbit the sun once.
For viewers in North America, the Quadrantids will peak at the wrong time relative to Earth's rotation.
"Be patient - the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse", NASA said.
You will get ample opportunity to see meteor showers in 2019. Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look straight up. "In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors".
On January 5 and 6, depending on where you live, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in China, in North and South Korea, in Japan, in Russian Federation, and over the North Pacific Ocean and the Aleutian Islands.
The Quadrantids meteor shower is not the only astronomical event taking place this month.