Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2013

Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2013

Postby Garret » Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:18 pm

From LatinoPost.com (I didn't put the link because they had two auto-start videos at the same time -- Uh, no)

Peak Time Overnight on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4, Could Start As Early as Tonight

The first meteor shower of 2013 starts this week.
The Quadrantids meteor shower will peak in the morning hours on Jan. 3 with at least 80 meteors appearing per hours, but could vary up to 200 meteors.
According to NASA, the Quadrantids gets its name from the constellation of Quadrans Muralis, which was created by the French astronomer Jerome Lalande in 1795. The constellation is located between the Bootes and Draco constellations.
"Even though the constellation is no longer recognized by astronomers, it was around long enough to give the meteor shower -- first seen in 1825 -- its name," noted NASA.
The space association does note that there will be a downside to the first meteor shower of 2013 as lights from a waning moon might "wash out" many of the Quadrantids meteors.
As with most meteor shower events, NASA will be live streaming the event from their Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Between the nights of Jan. 2 to 4.
According to Patch, the meteor shower could start as early as tonight.
EarthSky stated western North America and the islands of the North Pacific Ocean might "enjoy the most favorable location," but meteor showers are notorious for defying predictions.

According to EarthSky, the next meteor shower after Quadrantids will be the Lyrids meteor shower set for late April.
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Re: Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2013

Postby Garret » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:59 pm

Clouds are pretty much ruining this one.
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