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Quadrantid meteor shower peak is at 20:00 UT, 3rd January 2018.



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The Quadrantids meteor maximum is at 14:00 UT, 3rd January 2017.

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The meteor rates exceed one-half of their highest value for only about eight hours (compared to two days for the August Perseids), which means that the stream of particles that produces this shower is narrow, and apparently deriving within the last 500 years from some orbiting body. The parent body of the Quadrantids was tentatively identified in 2003 by Peter Jenniskens as the minor planet 2003 EH1, which in turn may be related to the comet C/1490 Y1 that was observed by Chinese, Japanese and Korean astronomers some 500 years ago.
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Quadrantids Meteor Shower peak at 08:00 UT, 4th January 2016



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Quadrantids Meteor Shower peak at 20:00 UT, 3rd January 2014



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Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2012 - White Bluff, Tennessee

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Quadrantid Meteor Shower 01-02-2013 - 52 Meteors Captured on video

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Quadrantids Meteor Stream Maximum at 13:00 UT, 3rd January, 2013.

ZHR: 130.0
Velocity: 42.9km/s



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When Is The Quadrantids Meteor Shower?

If you blink you might miss the Quadrantids Meteor Shower. It peaks in the hours right before dawn on Jan. 3, with a maximum number of meteors per hour of about 80.
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Quadrantids Create Year's First Meteor Shower

A little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, the Quadrantids will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. Peaking in the wee morning hours of Jan. 3, the Quadrantids have a maximum rate of about 80 per hour, varying between 60-200. Unfortunately, light from a waning gibbous moon will wash out many Quadrantids, cutting down on the number of meteors seen by skywatchers.
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Quadrantids Meteor Shower 04 Jan 2012

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