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Quadrantid meteor shower of 2017 peaks

nasa sky map, Quadrantid meteor shower, delaware, sussex county


The Quadrantids will reach its peak at sixty to 120 meteors ZHR.  The Zenithal Hourly Rate (ZHR) is the amount of meteors expected per hour during a peak, the Quadrantids are one of the top three.  However this event  can be disappointing due to the speed of the peak, it may only last a few hours or less.   You need to be in a dark location to see the meteors will radiate from the Quadrans Muralis.   A constellation created in 1795 by the French astronomer Jérôme Lalande, however it is no longer recognized by astronomers, but still . . .

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