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Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014

Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Credit: NASA

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower ushers in 2014 with its peak on the 3rd of January.

The Quadrantids can be an impressive meteor shower with rates of up to 120 meteors per hour at peak (under perfect conditions) and have been known to produce up to 200 meteors per hour.  The peak is quite narrow lasting only a few hours, however there will be plenty of meteors to look out for either side of maximum. (more…)

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2013

Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2013

Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Credit: nasa.org

The Quadrantid Meteor Shower ushers in 2013 with its peak in the early hours of the 3rd of January.

The Quadrantids can be an impressive meteor shower with rates of up to 120 meteors per hour at its peak (under perfect conditions) and have been known to produce rates of up to 200 meteors per hour. The peak is quite narrow lasting only a few hours, however there will be plenty of meteors to look out for either side of maximum. (more…)

Stunning Quadrantid Meteor

Quadrantid meteor Credit Sarah Loughlin

I would like to share one of my Quadrantid meteor showers photographs with Meteorwatch.org. My name is Sarah Loughlin, I live in Oyster Bay, Ny and I have been stargazing ever since I can remember. I took this image on January, 4th at around 4:30 am with my Canon Rebel T2i & 10-22mm Canon lens in Oyster Bay, Ny. The settings were 15.0 s, f/3.5 at 10.0 mm, iso 1600. This first meteor shower of 2012 was spectacular to watch, despite the frigid temperatures. If you consider using my photograph I would be honored.

Sincerely,

Sarah Loughlin

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