The peak night of one of the brightest meteor showers of the year – the Quadrantids – will fall on the night of January 3, 2023, early in the morning of January 4, 2023, as observed from Vietnam, rising at the shadow of a nearly full wolf moon. . .
According to Time and date, The number of meteors observed by the Vietnamese during the peak night reached 110 shooting stars per hour, 10 times more than some other meteor showers.
Countries in the Northern Hemisphere can observe the meteor shower throughout the night, and have seen it at a less dense level since December 28 until today, but it would be more practical to wait until after midnight, preferably from 2 a.m.
After maximum night, the meteor shower will gradually weaken and disappear completely after January 12.
Quadrantid meteor shower
Quadrantid meteor shower – (Photo: NASA).
Quadrantid meteor shower comes from asteroid 2003 EH1, an object that takes 5.5 years to orbit the Sun. However, every year our planet passes through its dusty tail at the end of the previous year – at the start of the new year, creating a meteor shower.
Meteor showers are often named after the constellation closest to the point in the sky where they appear, but the Quadrantids seem strange because constellation called Quadrans Muralis was a “the lost World” from over 100 years ago. Specifically, this constellation was removed from the list of constellations by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1922.
Quadrantids are sometimes called Bootidesname modern constellation of the Bouvier (Mufu). You can find its broadcast location between the constellations Muc Phu, Thien Long (Draco) and Dai Hung (Big Dipper).
To observe clearly, it’s best to let your eyes get used to the dark by staying away from lights and screens for about 15 to 20 minutes.
The biggest obstacle to observing this meteor shower is wolf moon (January full moon) reached nearly 90% roundness this evening, with light that may obscure some meteors. However, because the Quadrantids fall so thickly, you will still have the opportunity to admire it.
Article source: NLD
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The peak night of one of the brightest meteor showers of the year – the Quadrantids – will fall on the night of January 3, 2023, early in the morning of January 4, 2023, as observed from…