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Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014

30 Dec 2013, 16:45 UTC
Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014
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Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014 The Quadrantid Meteor Shower ushers in 2014 with its peak on the 3rd of January. The Quadrantids can be an impressive meteor shower with rates of up to 120 meteors per hour at peak (under perfect conditions) and have been known to produce up to 200 meteors per hour. The peak […]The post Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014 appeared first on .

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014
Quadrantid Meteor Shower Credit: NASA
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower ushers in 2014 with its peak on the 3rd of January.
The Quadrantids can be an impressive meteor shower with rates of up to 120 meteors per hour at peak (under perfect conditions) and have been known to produce up to 200 meteors per hour. The peak is quite narrow lasting only a few hours, however there will be plenty of meteors to look out for either side of maximum.
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Excellent Meteor Viewing Opportunities
The good news is the meteor shower takes place in moonless skies making observing conditions excellent as long as the skies are clear. The peak occurs at roughly 19:30 UT/ GMT on January 3rd making for excellent early evening observing opportunities from Europe. Even with ...

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