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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Quadrantids Meteor Shower Peaks January 3-4

“Celebrate the start of the New Year as the Quadrantid meteor shower peaks late evening of January 3 into the predawn hours of January 4. Considered one of nature’s best fireworks shows, this New Year’s shower is known for fireballs with unusual colors and brightness.

With the moon being mostly out of the sky at peak time this year, skywatchers under dark skies with no light pollution can expect as many as 60 to 100 meteors per hour at peak time.

The Quadrantids get their name from the obsolete constellation – Quadrans Muralis – they appear to radiate out from in the northeast sky just off the Big Dipper’s handle.”


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