Articles tagged "quadrantid meteor shower"

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Nice Quadrantid fireball over Spain

This stunning Quadrantid meteor was spotted over Spain at 00:42 UTC on January 4, 2018 (01:42 local time), during the peak activity of this meteor shower. The event lasted about 6 seconds before the object disintegrated. The meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It...

January 06, 2018

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Quadrantid meteor shower reaches its peak

A major meteor shower is peaking January 3/4 with a potential to produce 50 - 100 meteors at its peak, up to 200 in perfect conditions. However, this assumes moonless dark skies and a right spot at the right time. While some shooting stars associated with...

January 03, 2018

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Night sky guide for January 2018 - Supermoon, Quadrantids, Blue Moon, Total Lunar Eclipse

A Full Moon Supermoon will take place early January 2 (UTC), Earth will reach perihelion (closest point to the Sun) on January 3 and Quadrantid meteor shower will reach its peak on January 4th. The best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and...

January 01, 2018

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Quadrantids, known for spectacular fireballs, peak on January 3

The Quadrantid meteor shower, one of the best annual meteor showers and well known for producing spectacular fireballs, will peak around 14:00 UTC on January 3, 2016. The Moon will be 6 days old at the time of peak activity, presenting minimal interference. This is...

January 02, 2017