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Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2024

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5 months 1 week ago #112213 by Neill
Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2024 was created by Neill
The Quadrantids peak at 09:00 on the morning of the 4th with a ZHR of 80. However the low position of the radiant makes a much lower hourly rate more realistic. The radiant is roughly where the constellations Boötes, Draco and Hercules meet low in the North and is circumpolar. The meteors are of a medium speed – 42 km/s. The shower is named after a now defunct constellation Quadrans Mualis which lay between Boötes and Draco.Not a perfect year for this shower with a last quarter moon rising at 00:40 on the morning of the 4th, but it will not completely ruin the view and given the short days and long nights in January, there is a good window to observe the shower pre moonrise.
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5 months 1 week ago #112215 by Until_then-Goodnight!
Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2024
Hi Neill,

Many thanks for the 'heads-up' - much appreciated!

Clear skies,

Darren.

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