The first of the 2014 meteor showers – The Quadrantids –
peak on 3rd January. It is estimated that they will hit somewhere between 60 and 120 meteors per hour.
To find the Quadrantids’ radiant - the region in which the meteors seem to emanate - look for the constellation Boötes in the east-northeast sky. Observers can look forward to dark skies since the night sky will be Moonless.
The meteor shower is predicted to climax around 19:30 Universal Time or or 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). This places the northern Asia region in the best position to watch the show, though all northern hemisphere observers are encouraged to watch past 11 PM local worldwide. Remember: meteor showers are fickle beasties, with peak activity often arriving early or late. If you want more information, try Sky and Telescope/Universe Today/ Time and Date/Bad Astronomy
Totally forgot about this! Gonna get some pics!
I doubt rates will get as high as 120/hour, maybe 60 tops with an average rate of ~25. Apparently this meteor shower will peak at a much better time next year, near midnight instead of late-morning like this year, but there’s a full Moon then so watch it now unless you want to wait until 2016.
You will see higher rates the more north you live, since Bootes is near the North Star. And hey, there’s no bitchass Moon to ruin everything this time, yay!
Even more info, American Meteor Society
If anyone else is going to try and photograph it, here is a guide
Here is a chrome app to help find constellations too, Planetarium