First meteor shower of Quadrantida in 2023 will occur on the night of January 4

(ORDO NEWS) — The Quadrantids meteor shower, active from December 28 to January 12, will reach its maximum activity on the night of January 4.

The number of meteors burning in the atmosphere during the first meteor shower in 2023 can reach 110 per hour.

According to the forecasts of the International Meteor Organization, in clear weather it will be possible to see up to two “shooting stars” per minute, astronomers specified.

“The Quadrantid meteor shower, which operates from December 28 to January 12, will reach its maximum activity on the night of January 3-4.

The conditions for observing the Quadrantids in 2023 are unfavorable. The moon will tend to the full moon (7.01) and will significantly interfere with the observation of meteors “, – said in the planetarium.

The Quadrantid meteor shower is named after the constellation Wall Quadrant.

The radiant, which is called the region of meteor departure, is located under the handle of the bucket Ursa Major in the constellation Bootes.

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