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Quadrantid Meteor Shower Will Light up Skies Tonight (+Video)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9:10
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QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER: Today, Earth is passing through a stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1, source of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower. This is normally a strong shower. In 2018, however, meteor counts will be sharply depressed by glare from the waning supermoon. Northern sky watchers may see little more than a handful of Quadrantids per hour after nightfall on Wednesday. The shower’s forecasted peak around 22 00 UT on Jan. 3rd favors Europe and east Asia. 

http://www.spaceweather.com/
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-quadrantid-meteor-shower

Clips credit: ESO, ESA, NASA/JPL

 

 

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