Quadrantid


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Quadrantid

(ˈkwɒˌdræntɪd)
n
(Celestial Objects) any member of a meteor shower occurring annually around January 3 and appearing to radiate from a point in the constellation Boötes
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Meanwhile, the Quadrantid meteor shower will light up the night sky until Jan.
Pagasa said another nighttime spectacle, the annual Quadrantid meteor shower has been visible since Jan.
Named after the now-defunct constellation Quadrans Muralis, the Quadrantid meteor shower is one of only two major meteor showers not originating from a comet - the other being the Geminids in December.
PAGASA said Filipinos can also view the annual Quadrantid meteor shower which will be active until January 7.
3-4) NIGHT: The short-lived Quadrantid meteors peak for North America, but the full Moon makes viewing any of this shower's meteors a challenge.
The Quadrantid meteor shower could be seen over the region tonight and - to a lesser extent - tomorrow night.
The Quadrantid shower in January is also strong, but very brief.
SPECTACLE The annual Quadrantid meteor shower pictured in China
JANUARY 4: Earth is at perihelion, the closest point in its orbit to the Sun--specifically, 91,406,752 miles from it; watch for the Quadrantid meteor showers falling at a rate of approximately 25 per hour in the predawn sky.
The Quadrantid meteor shower is an annual event, but its peaks are inconsistent, varying from about 60-200 meteors/hour.
MAJOR METEOR SHOWERS THAT CAN BE SEEN BY THE NAKED EYE NAME DATE RATE PER HOUR Quadrantid Jan 3-4 40-150 Lyrid Apr 21-22 10-15 Perseid Aug 12-13 50-100 Orionid Oct 21-22 10-70 Leonid Nov 16-17 5-20 Geminid Dec 12-14 50-80