Quadrantids: New Meteor Disappeared From The Constellation
Quadrantids - truly a "New Year" meteor shower. Its peak on the night of the third to the fourth of January. Feed, despite the comparative abundance of meteors (about 100 meteors per hour), is not as spectacular as, for example, bright December Geminids. But by itself a meteor shower is interesting for its history. This year, interested Quadrantid waiting quite a good observation time: growing moon had not yet reached a quarter phase. In addition, it will be hidden behind the horizon before midnight. We can only hope for a clear cloudless night, he told the Crimean physicist, astronomer Alexander Yakushechkin.