Quadrantids Meteor Shower on the night of 4th January 2020

Quadrantids Meteor Shower January 2020

Once again we will able to see one of the biggest natural shows in the sky. After the longest night and annular solar eclipse of the previous year 2019. This is the first major event will we witness. Tonight we will able to see Quadrantids Meteor Shower. Quadrantids is an above average meteor shower which was named after 19th-century constellation Quadrans Muralis. This rare meteor shower can go up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak.

Although Meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, we can see them anywhere in the sky. We are in luck today the first quarter moon will be set after midnight. So we will able to see a great show of lights in the dark skies.

What Time is the Meteor Shower of 4-5th January 2020

The best time to watch this event is after the moon has set. After then you will get a completely dark sky and moonlight will not interfere with your vision. Although for a particular city the peak of the meteor shower is different.

If you live in the US and Canda then the Meteor shower peak is assumed to arrive at 3:20 am ET. If you are from India then you can follow the bellow table.

TimeAltitudeDirection/Azimuth
Sun 00:30 3.0°37° Northeast
Sun 01:3011.6°41° Northeast
Sun 02:3021.1° 44° Northeast
Sun 03:3030.8°45° Northeast
Sun 04:3040.6°44° Northeast
Sun 05:3049.8°39° Northeast
Sun 06:3057.7°29° North-northeast

According to the International Meteor Organization if you live in the rest of the word you can expect to see the peak time around 3 a.m. EST.

How to watch Meteor Shower?

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There is good news! everyone can watch the meteor shower. You don’t need to buy any fancy pieces of equipment like a telescope or binoculars. Just find a dark sky and give your eyes 20-30 minutes to adjust. Keep looking if you are lucky then you will able to see radiant meteor show in the sky.

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How to watch live Quadrantids Meteor Shower 2020

If you are not able to see this amazing meteor shower show don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! you can watch it online here –

Will you see any meteors? Maybe! But if you saw share with us in comments.

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