#AceNewsReport – Jan.04: It’s most visible to people living in the northern hemisphere, which means we should be in a great position to see all the action.
#AceDailyNews says according to a MetroUk News Report: Quadrantid meteor shower 2022: When, where and how to see it UK: Tonight, the Quadrantids meteor shower will reach its peak for a few glorious hours by Jeff ParsonsMonday 3 Jan 2022 3:55 pm
Nasa said the Quadrantids are ‘one of the best annual meteor showers’.
‘Most meteor showers have a two-day peak, which makes catching sight of these other meteors much more possible,’ it added.
‘The Quadrantids peak, on the other hand, is much shorter—only a few hours.’
Was out viewing the #Quadrantids meteor shower last night into this morning and caught a faint view of the Northern Lights. While the Northern Lights weren’t spectacular, the meteors were. I’d say my view rate was probably about 25-50/hr however, photographing… (1/x) pic.twitter.com/G5dsDwTuXM— Ryan Knapp (@WXKnapper) January 3, 2022
Nasa believes that between 60 and 200 Quadrantid meteors can be seen per hour under perfect conditions during the shower’s peak.
‘Quadrantids are also known for their bright fireball meteors,’ Nasa added.
‘Fireballs are larger explosions of light and colour that can persist longer than an average meteor streak. This is due to the fact that fireballs originate from larger particles of material.’
When to see the Quadrantid meteor shower in the UK tonight
The best time is between midnight this evening through until about 6am tomorrow morning.
You’ll be able to see them with the naked eye if you stand in a dark spot away from street lights.
However, your eyes will take a while to adjust to the gloom so try to be patient.
Where can you see the Quadrantid meteor shower?
They will be visible across the northern hemisphere, including in the UK.
Of course, the further north you go, the better your chances of spotting them.
The skies are predicted to be reasonably clear across the country tonight.
This means you should have a good chance of seeing a shooting star.
What is the Quadrantid meteor shower?
The Quadrantids appear to come from a constellation called ‘Quadrans Muralis’, which was created in 1795 but is no longer recognised as a constellation.
The French astronomer Jérôme Lalande created the constellation that included portions of Boötes and Draco, but it has since fallen out of use.
Unlike most meteor showers, which originate from debris left behind by comets, the Quandrantids come from asteroid 2003 EH1, which may be a ‘dead comet’.
How best to see Quadrantid meteor shower?
You should face northeast but try to keep an eye on the entire sky.
Here are Nasa’s tips for viewing the Quadrantids: ‘Come prepared for winter weather with a sleeping bag, blanket or lawn chair.
‘Lie flat on your back with your feet facing northeast and look up, taking in as much of the sky as possible. In less than 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and you will begin to see meteors.
‘Be patient—the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse.’
#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Jan.03: 2021:
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