Start the Year With Spark: See the Quadrantid Meteor Shower

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time under the stars in 2017, you’ll have motivation to do so as soon as Tuesday. That morning, the Quadrantid (kwah-DRAN-tid) meteor shower will peak between 4 to about 6 a.m. local time just before the start of dawn. This annual shower can be a rich […]

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Work Those Quads: Our Guide to the 2015 Quadrantid Meteors

Quick… what’s the only major meteor shower named after a defunct constellation?  If you said the January Quadrantids, you’d be correct, as this often elusive but abrupt meteor shower is set to peak this coming weekend early in 2015. And we do mean early, as in the night of January 3rd going into the morning of […]

Work Those Quads: Our Guide to the 2015 Quadrantid Meteors

Quick… what’s the only major meteor shower named after a defunct constellation?  If you said the January Quadrantids, you’d be correct, as this often elusive but abrupt meteor shower is set to peak this coming weekend early in 2015. And we do mean early, as in the night of January 3rd going into the morning of […]