Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Quadrantids Meteor Shower

Graphic nicked from

The Quadrantids is the very first meteor shower of the year, as well as and one of the strongest. The Quadrantids are well known for producing fireballs, meteors that are exceptionally bright and at times produce persistent trails (also known as trains). This annual celestial event is active from January 1st through January 10th and peaks on January 4th.

In the Northern Hemisphere: look for them emanating from the below the handle of the Big Dipper starting around 11pm tonight. More here.

Above vid of last night's Quadrantids by rjcobain in the United Kingdom.

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