Unlike other meteor showers that tend to peak for about two days, the Quadrantids peak lasts only a few hours.
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The Quadrantids is a meteor shower that usually takes place in January. Meteor showers often appear in the constellation Quadrans Muralis (currently removed from the list of constellations since 1992 by the International Astronomical Union), between Muc Phu (Bootes) and Thien Long (Draco). QUA is also known as Bootids because of the light streaks that seem to emanate from the constellation Muc Phu.
This is the biggest meteor shower in early 2021, taking place from January 27, 2021 to January 10, 2021. According to Time and Date, tomorrow morning (January 4), in Vietnam, this meteor shower can be observed at its maximum from 2 to 6 am, before sunrise.
This is a meteor shower with a maximum frequency of up to 60-200 tracks / hour. THRO is derived from the dust particles left over by the 2003 EH1 asteroid, which is more than 3 km wide, completing an orbit around the Sun every 5.5 years.
Besides THROUGH, there will be nine other meteor showers a year. The most notable are Perseids and the Geminids.
Unlike other meteor showers that tend to peak for about two days, the TAS peak lasts only a few hours. Countries in the Northern Hemisphere will be the most favorable area to admire this meteor shower.
Observation time for the Quadrantids meteor shower peaked in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: TimeandDate.
To see THROUGH, you must first determine the area between the constellation Thien Long and Muc Phu. Astronomical lovers can use apps to find the said location.
In addition to the favorable weather factor, viewers should choose for themselves an open location, avoid the city lights and familiarize themselves with the darkness before observing. In addition, you should also stay warm during the cold weather early in the year.
At the beginning of last year, Vietnamese astronomer lovers could not see THROUGH due to cloudy weather conditions.