Friday, January 02, 2009

Stellar Meteor Shower Jan. 3

Button up your overcoat and get outside and see the show.

The Quadrantid meteor shower (pronounced KWA-dran-tid) is here once again. Peek time will occur in the pre-dawn hours of Jan. 3 and should average one or two meteor sightings per minute in the hour or two prior to the break of dawn.
This should be an excellent year. The moon should not be a factor at all this year because it will be setting around 11 p.m. local time on Friday, Jan. 2, leaving the rest of the night dark for meteor watching. Quadrantids are notoriously unpredictable, but if any year promises a fine display, this could be it.


Soul Skittles said...

Boo! I missed it! >:( Oh well we probably couldn't have seen it with all these city lights anyways.

Charles said...

Guess what? I didn't get to see them either. It was seriously foggy here. Couldn't see a 1/4 mile even.

It's just as well. The peak arrived around 4:50 am Eastern time. I REALLY like my pillow at that time of morning.