Quadrantida Meteor Shower to Arrange Space Salute Over Russia

Quadrantida meteor shower will colour the sky on the night of January 4th. Astronomers advised to observe the stellar fall after midnight and look towards the northeastern horizon of the sky, reports fontanka.ru.

Picture: St. Petersburg Regional Website

The stream’s strength will be about 120 meteors per hour, or one or two celestial bodies per minute, which will fly out of the constellation Bootes. It got its name from the location of its radiant (an imaginary place in the sky from where the meteors fly), that is in the constellation of Quadrans Muralis between the constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

In 1922, the International Astronomical Union adopted a modern list of 88 constellations, but Quadrant was not included in this list. The stars attributed to this constellation are included in the constellations of Bootes, Dragon and Hercules.

Ru-Main, 04.01.2020

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