What better way to start 2012 than with a meteor shower, the Quadrantids to be exact. Simply put, “the best place to view the meteors live is the East Coast of North America, since the Quadrantids is best seen from the Northern Hemisphere and it happens to be the middle of the night in that region when they’re due to hit.” Or, you can continue reading to see a live video stream.

No, you don’t, but a good pair of binoculars could enhance the show. Also, get your camera ready on a tripod. To get the above, Brian Emfinger used a Canon T1i camera with 8mm Fisheye lens at F3.5 and ISO3200, exposing for 30 seconds.

[via MashableGizmodo]