The Quadrantids
Publiée le 2007-12-04
The Quadrantids
Like each year in January, the Earth on its orbit is going to meet the Quadrantids swarm. It was observed for the first time in 1825 and is supposed to have been ejected from an asteroid called 2003 EH1. This swarm will be visible on January 2008, between the 1st and 5th. The maximum of the meteor shower is awaited for January 3rd. Its radiant has as co-ordinates 15h 20m in right ascension and 49 degrees in declination, it is located in the constellation of the Herdsman. This radiant is circumpolar and thus observable all the night under our latitudes. The relative velocity of the meteors to the Earth will be about 41 km/S, and the zenithal hourly rate can reach 120 meteors/h.
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