Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight
Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight
Dark skies are a must if you want to get the best view of the shower
05 January, 2019, 20:51
According to daily radio series EarthSky, the peak of the shower will unfold from the morning of January 4 (Friday) into the first few hours of January 5 (Qatar time).
'Most meteor showers have a two-day peak, which makes catching sight of these other meteors much more possible, ' it added.
Mid- and far-north latitudes will have the best chance to see the peak, which lasts only a few hours. The shower is expected to run into the early hours of Friday morning, so keep an eye on the sky.
Don't give up hope if you don't live in those areas. That's because the Quadrantids' namesake constellation no longer exists - at least, not as a recognized constellation. The meteors will be visible anywhere in the sky.
Like the Geminid meteor shower, the Quadrantid comes from a mysterious asteroid or "rock comet", rather than an icy comet, which is unusual.
Debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, a celestial object that orbits the earth every 133 years will trigger the Perseid meteor shower between July 17 to August 24. To spot meteors best, look for the Big Dipper, and follow the arc of its handle to Arcturus, which is a bright star, the brightest in its constellation of Bootes.
The shower's short peak is because only a small stream of particles interacts with our atmosphere, and the stream occurs at a perpendicular angle. "In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors".
'Be patient-the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse'.
If you miss the meteor shower, you can check out the super blood wolf moon at the end of the month on the 21st.
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