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Good morning everyone,

This Tuesday night through Wednesday morning - Jan. 3rd. - Jan. 4th:

From the parent Comet 2003 EH1 Quadrantids Meteor Shower spans from Dec. 28th through Jan.10th, but the peak will occur from Jan. 3rd-4th (Tues. - Wed.) from about 11 PM to 4:30 AM and should be most visible at about 2:00 AM.

Traveling at 25.5 mps, the meteors will radiate from the North/ Northeast sky (from the Constellation 'Bootes') at approximately 60 to 120 meteors/ hr or more and are known to streak across half the sky. They are bluish and bright. The best viewing may occur from looking somewhat toward the horizon, rather than straight up ...but the streaks should easily grasp your eyesight, regardless.

Grab a comfortable chair and enjoy!

Posted : December 31, 2011 1:01 pm
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Thanks for the reminder as promised and it's duly noted on my calendar! I face North on STT so hopefully will be able to enjoy the show.

Posted : December 31, 2011 2:51 pm
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thanks again for update swans! will most likely be setting my alarm.

Posted : December 31, 2011 2:54 pm
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Thanks indeed! There were rumblings of an Astronomy club (re-)starting recently. I hope you'll be a part of that, Swans!

Posted : December 31, 2011 7:28 pm
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