Quadranid Meteor Shower

Bill's Blog

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower peaks tonight.  To view the show find the Big Dipper and look beneath it.  Of course, it’s best to find a place where there is very little man-made light.  The moon is favorable, with only a thin crescent in the early morning.  I haven’t mentioned much about this meteor shower in the past.  It’s often cloudy at this time of year and let’s face it…it’s a lot more comfortable watching the Persieds in the 2nd week of August when it’s warmer.   However, we have mostly clear skies for a couple of nights this year.  I’ll also add that the two more prominent meteor showers, the Perseids in August and the Geminids in December take place when the moon is full or close to it in 2019. 

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