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The Quadrantid Meteor Shower to peak on Jan. 2

Last Updated 4 months ago by Devontae Jackson.

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The Quadrantid Meteor Shower that usually occurs in January will peak the night of Jan. 2. Make sure to be in a dark space and lookup. The meteor shower will have about 90 meteors an hour at its peak. Usually, there are around 200 meteors but because of the light from the moon, it will cut how many meteors we can see down to a little more than half. The meteors will start as the sun sets and continue until about dawn the next day. The meteors will apparently come from the parent comet EH1. These meteors may also leave some colorful trails in the sky as they zip by. Make sure to look to the north as that is where they are projected to be.


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Looking at cloud cover here in the Miami Valley. Well, we look to be cloudy to overcast so, it looks as if we will miss it.

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