Look out for the Quadrantids

The first meteor shower of 2020 is just around the corner, with the Quadrantids (QUA) expected to peak on the morning of the 4th of January. This is a short-lived but often intense shower. The quoted hourly rate is about 120 but the first-quarter Moon will set around midnight and with the Moon up, a realistic rate is 20-30. Once the Moon sets it should improve.

For more information see the main article here

http://www.popastro.com/main_spa1/meteor/quadrantids/

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