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Quadrinids (first meteor shower of 2020) - Kyng - 01-04-2020

The sky is about to be lit up by the Quadrantids meteor shower, as bright celestial fireworks streak across the sky.

The shower is the first such spectacular of the year, and should be visible all through the night.

The Quadrantids are not one of the relatively famous meteor showers, but are remarkable because they come first in the year and at a time of long nights in the UK.

But it is worth noting that the Quadrantids are partly obscure because they are a little less spectacular than some of the other meteor showers the Earth plays host to. They last for less time, and they are both more faint and less regular while they are happening.

The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to peak on the night of January 3 and, weather permitting, will be visible until the early morning of January 4.

Well, somehow, I knew it wouldn't be long before we got one of these this year :lol: !

Sadly, I haven't been able to see any of these meteors from where I am :( . Hopefully, other people will have had better luck.

RE: Quadrinids (first meteor shower of 2020) - Detective Osprey - 01-04-2020

That's pretty cool! I'm gonna check it out!