The Quadrantid shower lasts for weeks, but it has a very narrow peak of a few hours with maximum activity.
Are you fond of seeing meteor showers as well? During its peak in early January, anywhere from 60 to as many as 200 Quadrantid meteors can be seen per hour in flawless conditions.
If the meteor shower's name sounds odd, it's probably because it doesn't sound like it's related to a constellation, like other meteor showers. But skywatchers may still get a good look at meteors spawned by 2003 EH1, an asteroid that's possibly a "rock comet", which is a space object that acts like a cross between an asteroid and a comet.
Singapore Science Centre advised stargazers to check the star map as the shower will appear near the constellations Bootes, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.Читайте также: Barack Obama Makes Billboard Hot R&B Songs Chart Debut
The shower's short peak is because only a small stream of particles interacts with our atmosphere, and the stream occurs at a perpendicular angle.
For viewers in North America, the Quadrantids will peak at the wrong time relative to Earth's rotation. For the best views find a safe location that is away from sources of light pollution such as street lights and where you can scan the whole sky.
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Experts recommend dedicating at least 45 minutes to viewing the meteor shower - as eyes can require up to 30 minutes to adjust to the darkness.
If you miss the meteor shower, you can check out the super blood wolf moon at the end of the month on the 21st. Just a few days later, a partial solar eclipse will take place this weekend.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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