Here comes the Quadrantid meteor shower – probably the best meteor show of 2019

Only several days after New Year comes the best meteor shower of 2019 – the Quadrantids. It is every bit as impressive the Perseids in August and the Geminids in December. And the viewing conditions could not be better. In the morning of January 4 the sky erupts in a brief celestial fireworks show. The peak of the Quadrantid meteor shower is typically brief, but very intense. The brevity of the shower’s peak combined with typically less than favourable winter weather means few people actually get to see it. It is well worth the effort – at peak the Quadrantids can produce over 100 meteors per hour. Photo: Javor Kac. An unusual, fresh meteor shower The Quadrantids appear to be … Continue reading Here comes the Quadrantid meteor shower – probably the best meteor show of 2019