The first Meteor Shower of this New Year

ittech By ittech, 22nd Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Meteoroids are solid and small Every night we can observe many meteoroids but in case of meteoroids shower you can observe many at a time.

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The Quadrantids Meteor Shower of this year is been fantastic. The last time it appears on 2009. It shows amazing display of 120 meteors per hour, just spell bound with this spectacle. They splashed among the sky with an acceleration of 92,000 mph. The radiant and the cheery gate appeared and then quickly disappeared. On the morning of January 4 you can have a very short interval of time to watch this action again. The radiant, a region where the meteors will seem to emanate from is the constellation Bootes. The parent body of the Quadrantids is not a comet, it is a near-earth asteroid named 2003 EH1 and their radiant constellation name is Bootes. In 2003 the orgin of Quadrantids is known. Quadrantids — named after a constellation that no longer exists. It was a comet now it is a asteroid. The Quadrantids Meteor shower is like a super sonic jet as it peaks in a gigantic speed, then stays at the peak speed for few moments, and then retards within few minutes. Meteoroids are solid and small Every night we can observe many meteoroids but in case of meteoroids shower you can observe many at a time. Showers are named after the constellation where the meteors appear to come from .Quadrantids are short lived and most of the meteoroids are unknown or very little known about them. The meteoroids will be coming out from northern hemisphere of constellation called Boötes and the handle of the Big Dipper. Quadrantids, is a odd name it’s pronounced ad Quad-RON-tides.


Go to a safe and dark area and locate this constellation in the sky of the January fourth. Because of Waxing Gibbous Moon phase the Quadrantids will be lighter and it can be located if not cloudy sky. If you see more sky it is better for you to catch the meteoroids. So, it is advisable to go to a vast place, which is safe, and lie down and look at the sky to enjoy the meteoroids shower. It will be visible for two hours from 3 a.m. to 5a.m. It will go through the deepest part of the astronomical derbies and that will be shown as a light inside a tunnel. The intense part may be seen more at east and the lightest part will be seen on the west side of the earth. Director of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. "They're one of the more active meteor showers of the year, but they're not seen by many people" because they occur in early morning hours in winter, he says. "It's very cold around that time, so people don't want to go outside." The shower comes a comet named 2003EH1, which probably broke up in the past 500 years.

So, this New Year has some cosmic blessings. This spectacle can be seen from suburbs. The best view will be from North America from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. on this Wednesday. You can view and enjoy the few hours of unobstructed viewing of this glorious spectacle.

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author avatar Denise O
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

I had awaken my kids (this was some years back) and their friends at 3 in the morning, one morning we had a meteor shower. Of course they grumbled and such but, once the meteors started to drop, they were in such awe, it just warmed my heart to no end. This view is one I feel each person should experience, just lovely. Nice read my friend. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Buzz
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Our friend, Denise, is everywhere offering support to writers. This is good information you shared with us ittech. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

How amazing thank for this report..I now long to see one for myself...!

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author avatar Sheila Newton
22nd Jan 2012 (#)

Great article. I've neveer, ever seen a meteor shower before.

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author avatar Jules Castillo
23rd Jan 2012 (#)

we had a lot of chances like this from where I am but i havent tried even once. would love to see

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks ittech. I have never seen a meteor shower. I am wondering about the solar storm; apparently it is hitting the earth right now.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks ittech. I have never seen a meteor shower. I am wondering about the solar storm; apparently it is hitting the earth right now.

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