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Quadrantids 2019 – Best Meteor Shower this Year

29 Dec 2018, 16:30 UTC
Quadrantids 2019 – Best Meteor Shower this Year
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The Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2019 is above all others this year the one to watch. In fact, It will probably be the best meteor shower of the year.

But why? “Aren’t the Perseids in August and Geminids in December the best?” I hear you say. They aren’t this year I’m afraid.

Read on to find out why the Quadrantids above all others could be the best meteor shower of 2019

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2019

The Quadrantids will probably be the best meteor shower of the new year. 2019 isn’t looking good as far as meteor showers go. Both of the main two meteor showers. The Perseids in August and Geminids in December occur with a full, or nearly full moon present. This will wash out all but the brightest of the meteors in those showers with bright moonlight.

Most of the meteor showers in 2019 have a bright moon present. The Quadrantids are the only major shower to occur during the dark night of a new moon.

You can expect to see 50-100 meteors per hour during its peak period.

The Quadrantids are a Rather Special Meteor Shower

Unlike the other meteor showers, with the exception of ...

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