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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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The Quadrantids meteor shower will peak late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
QATAR and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere will witness the first meteor showers this year the Quadrantids Meteor Showers from Wednesday evening until dawn on Thursday, as it reaches its peak during the period.
The Quadrantids is an "above average" meteor shower, producing up to 120, 41km per second meteors an hour, and originating from a former constellation called Quadrans Muralis.
The State of Qatar and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere will be witnessing the first meteor showers this year - the Quadrantids Meteor Showers - which will reach its peak on Wednesday evening until dawn Thursday.
JANUARY 3-4 - THE QUADRANTIDS METEOR SHOWER This shower peaks at the same time every year, around January 3 or 4.
The predicted peak for the Quadrantids falls early on the evening of January 3rd, putting the shower in direct competition with light from a quite fat, 96%-lit, waning gibbous Moon.
According to Discovery Channel, quadrantids produce up to 40 meteors or falling stars per hour, and that it is just among the more than 100 tons of materials from asteroids and comets that fall into the earth every day - some destroyed by friction while some survive and pass through the atmosphere to become falling stars that are visible to human eyes.
Major Meteor Showers in 2016 Morning Radiant Peak rate, ideal Name of peak location conditions * Quadrantids Jan.
Quadrantids, which are known for producing lots of bright fireballs in the night sky, visits every New Year, Cnet reported.
MY diary tells me to look out for the Quadrantids meteor shower but I am quite pushed timewise, could you pop out and do it for me?
The Quadrantids, another under-observed shower, are active from January 01 to 06 with a peak on Jan 03.