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Quadrantid meteor shower: Everything you need to know about the first meteor shower of the year



Star-carers are careful – the first meteor shower from 2019 is almost over us.

The quadrantite meteor shower is known for producing about 50-100 meteors in the dark sky, but you need to keep your eyes if you notice this.

According to earthsky.org, Somerset and the UK have a better chance of seeing them as we are in the northern hemisphere.

Here's what you need to know about the Quadrantid meteor shower.

When is?

You can expect to see a meteor shower between January 3 and January 4.

Probably will pass over January 3 to 3 and early in the morning on January 4, so be ready for late night if you want to see it.

The tip of the meteor shower lasts only a few hours and it is likely that the top will land before January 4th.

What is that?

The quadrant is the first meteor shower since 2019.

You can see between 50-100 meteors in the sky and it is thought that the sky will be relatively clear at night.

You will probably notice the shower near the Great Mediterranean constellation.

The meteor shower will be visible near the Big Bear Constellation
The meteor shower will be visible near the Big Bear Constellation

Where is the best place to see it?

You will not need special equipment to see this as the stars will be visible to the naked eye.

It's better to go out 20 minutes before the show.

Europe has a better chance of seeing the meteor shower, so be careful to get ready for this one!

Where do Quadrantids come from?

According to Birmingham Live, Quadrantids are believed to have been created from dust that left the asteroid called 2003 EH1.

It is thought that this asteroid was once a comet, which now throws all its ice and other debris and is just a large lump of solid rock.

This asteroid takes about five and a half years to orbit the sun.

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When Earth's orbit turns into a trace of space ruins of 2003 EH1, dust is ejected from the site and falls into the atmosphere, burns and produces lanes of light.

Shooting stars travel at a speed of 41 km per second.

It seems they radiate outward from Bootes, so it's better to look north in the direction of that constellation, but the recording stars can be seen everywhere in the night sky.

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