"The first meteor shower of 2012 — the lesser known Quadrantid meteor shower — will kick off a new year of skywatching when it peaks on Wednesday (Jan. 4).
While many meteor displays in 2011 were washed out by a bright moon, the Quadrantid meteor shower is expected to put on a spectacular light show, with no pesky moonlight to interfere. The peak of the Quadrantids will occur at around 2 a.m. EST (0700 GMT) on Jan. 4."
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I will try to stay up to see this event. Always fun to watch...
On a side lobe of interest -- did you know that amateur radio operators look for meteor showers so they can bounce VHF and UHF signals off of the radio reflective trail of the meteor. The reflections will last for many minutes and allows communication over a much longer range than normal for this frequency range.
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I'm generally up before daylight, so I might actually get to see this one.
Thanks Paradigm I've got my sons loving to catch a meteor shower these last few yrs we missed out on the last shower with cloud cover being in the way hopefully we get to see this one hope you had a great New Year bash
I try to catch the showers when the moon is not interfering with the show. You never know when a fireball will make an appearance. Something to see!
Alas, not seeing anything yet. But I'll keep checking. I'm not seeing too many stars either; so apparently there are some very light cloud cover issues. Wednesday, Jan 4, 3:50 AM.
by Seckin Esen 5 years ago
What is meteor shower?Have you ever witnessed a meteor shower or would you want to watch it?
by Randy Godwin 8 years ago
I was mistaken about the peak time and thought is was 3:00 A.M Wednesday morning. No matter, it was cloudy here anyway. I,ll catch the morning show if the sky clears, you never know what you may see.
by James Bowden 5 years ago
Does anyone have a specific interest in observing the various meteor showers that appear in our night skies throughout the various months of the year? October 20th-21st for one, which is this evening, is going to be the peak time for the Orionid meteor shower. After midnight there will be...
by luvpassion 8 years ago
Every August, just when many people go vacationing in the country where skies are dark, the best-known meteor shower — the Perseid meteor shower — makes its appearance. The "shooting stars" promise to deliver an excellent show this year to anyone with clear and dark skies away from...
by Person of Interest 5 years ago
For those of us interested in such things...http://now.msn.com/leonid-meteor-shower … efore-dawn
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