Year 2018 ended up with clear view of Geminid Meteor shower and we saw many meteors from Pune, here another great reason to go into wild, away from city light to see new years, first and very bright and intense meteor shower. The Quadrantids Meteor Shower.
The Quadrantids are usually active between the end of December and the second week of January, and peak around January 3-4. Unlike other meteor showers that tend to stay at their peak for about two days, the peak period of the Quadrantids only lasts a few hours.
How to See the Quadrantids
You don’t need any special equipment or a lot of skills to view a meteor shower. Even though all you really need is a clear sky, lots of patience, and our handy Interactive Meteor Shower Sky Map with a visibility conditions meter to see a meteor shower, the following tips can help maximize your shooting star viewing experience.
- Find a secluded viewing spot, away from the city lights. Once at the venue, your eyes may take 15 to 20 minutes to get used to the dark.
- Dress for the weather, and make sure you are comfortable, especially if you plan to stay out long. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair with you—meteor watching can be a waiting game.
- Once you have found your viewing spot, lie down on the ground and look up in the direction of the radiant.
Quadrantids meteor shower for Pune (Night between January 3 and January 4)
|Fri 1:30 am||37°||0.4°|
|Fri 2:30 am||41°||8.9°|
|Fri 3:30 am||43°||18.4°|
|Fri 4:30 am||43°||28.1°|
|Fri 5:30 am||41°||37.7°|
|Fri 6:30 am||36°||46.7°|
|Fri 7:30 am||26°||54.1°|
Stay tuned for more sky events.
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