Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014

Stargazing bench.
Image: suphakit73; FreeDigitalPhotos.
The 2014 Quadrantid Meteor Shower is active from December 28th, 2013, until January 12th, 2014. However, peak activity will occur in the morning of January 3rd or 4th, depending on your location.

City lights, called light pollution, can interfere with viewing. So can reflected moonlight. This year, the nearly-new moon will allow for optimal viewing.

Meteor showers are named for the constellation they appear to be near. The Quadrantid Meteor Shower is named for the no-longer-recognized constellation Quadrans Muralis.

Check out these sites for more information about the Quadrantid Meteor Shower, including recommended viewing times for your corner of the globe.

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