2020 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Seen any good fireballs lately?
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Christopher K.
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2020 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

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More than likely the Quadrantid Meteor peak next year will be early the morning of 4 January from 12:20am to 4:20am CST. Keep in mind, this is a very brief peak, though the entire shower last several nights.

The International Meteor Organization has posted its 2020 Meteor Shower Calendar...
https://www.imo.net/files/meteor-shower/cal2020.pdf

Christopher K.
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Re: 2020 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

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A lovely composite image of this year's Quadrantids comes to us from (I believe) the Czech Republic...
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap200120.html

Each meteor shower is different. Some produces numerous, others hardly none (I've seen five fireballs at various times). Some meteor shower streaks zip by quickly, others are relatively slow.

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