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Meteors Ringing in the New Year are the fleeting fireworks of the Quadrantids that peak this year around dawn on January 4 th . The presence of the waxing gibbous Moon above the horizon will mean only a handful of the brighter shower members may be seen, if any. The Quadrantids exhibit a short, sharp peak lasting only a few hours with the radiant in northern Bootes. Activity during the month of February is domiated by a handful of minor showers with low rates from the Leo-Virginid complex. Sporadic activity tends to be very loose too with it difficult to distinguish shower members from the general sporadic back-ground. Therefore, the known showers in the month are more suited to telescopic work.

Swiped from Januarys Arcturus and Sky High 2004 courtesy of John Flannery and Liam Smith.

Albert White MSc FRAS
Chairperson, International Dark Sky Association - Irish Section
19 years 2 months ago #1732

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