Star gazers beware – the first meteor shower in 2019 is almost over us.
Quadrant time meteor shower has been known to produce approx. 50-100 meteors in a dark sky, but you need to watch out for this.
According to earthsky.org, Somerset and Britain have a better chance of seeing what we are based on the Northern Hemisphere.
Here's all you need to know about the Quadrantid meteor shower.
When is it?
You can expect to see a meteor shower between January 3 and January 4.
It is likely to pass overhead between late night January 3 and early morning January 4, so be ready for a late night if you want to see it.
The top of the meteor shower only lasts a few hours and it is likely that the peak will land before the morning of January 4.
What is it?
Quadrant time is the first meteor shower in 2019.
You could see between 50-100 meteors in the sky, and it is assumed that the sky will be relatively clear at night.
You are most likely to spot the shower near the Big Dipper constellation.
Where is the best place to see it?
You do not need special equipment to watch this, as the stars will be visible to the naked eye.
It's better to get outside 20 minutes before the show.
Europe has a better chance of seeing meteor shower, so be sure to prepare for it!
Where does the quadrant time come from?
According to Birmingham Live, it is assumed that quadrant times are created by dust left by an asteroid called 2003 EH1.
This asteroid is believed to have been a comet that has now wiped out the whole ice and other wastes and is just a huge lump of solid rock.
This asteroid takes about five and a half years to pave the sun.
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When the Earth's circuit plows into the track of space fractures from the 2003 EH1, the dust is knocked out and falls into the atmosphere, burning up and creating light rays.
Shoot the stars traveling at 41 km per second.
They appear to radiate outward from Bootes, so it's better to look north towards that constellation, but shooting the stars can be seen anywhere in the night sky.
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