Meteor flow of the Quadrantid can be observed at night on January 3
The annual meteor shower of the Quadrantid will occur above the Earth at night on January 3. It was reported by Today.
The meteor shower is observed annually from December 28 to January 7 and it reaches its peak on January 3-4. From 45 to 200 meteors can fly by per hour. According to the astronomers, the conditions for observing meteor shower will be favorable.
The flow of Quadrantid was first described on January 2, 1825. Its name derived from radiant (an imaginary place in the sky where the meteors appear to originate) in the constellation of Quadrans Muralis.
Earlier it was reported that from August 11 to 13 citizens of northern hemisphere could observe the Perseid meteor shower. The intensity may have reached up to 200 meteorite per hour.