Quadrantids meteor shower to take place overnight Thursday into Friday

Share

The biggest factor is, North America will be facing away from the shower during peak time.

However, despite the relatively lengthy period in which they occur, catching the peak-where up to 100 meteors shoot across the sky-can be tricky as it only lasts around six hours.

Tonight, the Quadrantids meteor shower will reach its peak for a few glorious hours.

The Quadrantids meteor showers have already been shooting across the skies since December 22, and will continue until January 17.

Nasa said the Quadrantids are "one of the best annual meteor showers".

You can visit Time and Date for a better idea if you'll see it or not.

"The name Quadrantids comes from the constellation Quadrans Muralis (Mural Quadrant), created by the French astronomer Jerome Lalande in 1795", wrote Bruce McClure on EarthSky.

The meteor shower radiates between the Big Dipper and Bootes. This particular asteroid is 2003 EH1, which takes 5.52 years to orbit the sun once.

So what is the history of this yearly meteor shower?

Stargazers in urban areas may have more luck spotting meteors if they travel to a place with a wide view of the sky and less light pollution, NASA explains.

The meteor shower is expected to be visible in the Northern Hemisphere, especially mid-northern and far-northern latitudes, if weather conditions allow. Avoiding light from cellphones and other sources will give people's eyes more time to adjust to the darkness and make the meteors easier to see.

If you miss the meteor shower, you can check out the super blood wolf moon at the end of the month on the 21st.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Frontier Airlines Passengers Become Ill During Flight Due to Water Fountain
Tiffany McKinney, a passenger on the flight told WFLA-TV that people were "just coming out of nowhere" and throwing up. Frontier Airlines and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport were not immediately available for comment.

Netflix Issues Warning Over After "Bird Box" Challenge Goes Viral
If you thought Bird Box the movie was dark, you should check out the book. Don't walk around outdoors while blindfolded. Now Netflix wants them to chill.

Afghan Troops Killed as Taliban Storms Cities
A security official, who spoke to AFP on the condition of anonymity, put the death toll slightly lower at between 15 and 20 members of local forces.

Donald Trump Unleashes 'Game of Thrones' Meme to Build the Wall
President Trump picked the worst possible show to rip off as he drums up support for a border wall. I haven't seen it. "I don't know", Conway replied when asked by reporters what was going on.

Auto egging leads to 14-year-old boy in custody for murder
On New Year's Day, Silvia Zavala climbed into her red Ford F-150 pickup truck to run some errands in the U.S. city of Houston . The driver of that vehicle fled the scene but was later located and is cooperating with investigators, authorities said.

Dwyane Wade second among East guards in initial fan voting
Every voter submits a ballot with two guards and three frontcourt players from each conference to determine the starters. The 2019 All-Star Game will take place at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, on February 17.

USB Type-C is getting safer with cryptographic authentication
The practicality of such restrictions seems meager, though; that would be an awfully aggressive vertical integration strategy. This means that users can charge a device at a terminal, knowing that it is a certified charger.

Anti-doping bodies urge WADA to act now on Russian Federation missed deadline
Sport Ireland released a statement calling on WADA to take a firm stance. "Anything less than this will have a devastating impact on the anti-doping system".

Trump trashes Mattis after exit: ‘What’s he done for me?’
Trump, in part, because the President never set foot in a combat theater until last week with his trip to Iraq", the host added. Chinese officials respond to a shift in policy direction at the Defense Department , under Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

Real Madrid lose Marcos Llorente for three weeks through injury
Madrid introduced Federico Valverde in the 64th minute in place of Modric as they were looking for fresh energy. He would have allowed us to exploit the spaces Villarreal left when they pressed up".

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.