Stunning! One word that often describes the streaks of light that appear in dark skies several times each year. Meteor showers are sources of awe and wonderment! At the same time, they are fickle – conditions have to be right. Few or no clouds, low light pollution, and a nearly new moon all can make the experience spectacular. If any of these conditions are not met, the experience can be a bust.
The first meteor shower of 2019 is upon us already! The Quadrinids are here! They will peak this evening and can be best seen after midnight tonight (January 3rd). Also, the farther to the North you live, the better your chances of seeing them. The best place to look is to locate the Big Dipper’s handle and imagine the handle pointing to the area of the sky where you are most likely to see these streaks of light. The best news is that we are on the verge of a New Moon which will lead to a lunar eclipse in just a couple days!
I would love to hear about your experiences in seeing the Quadrinids. Leave a note below, or contact me in any number of ways. May your skies be clear and your meteors be bright!