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.