The first major meteor shower of 2020, the Quadrantids, flashes over dark, moonless skies during the morning on Saturday morning.
The year's first Quadrantid meteor will light up the sky this weekend. This year, it is predicted that the Quadrantids will peak just after midnight, Pacific time, Saturday morning, or around 3:20 a.m. on the east coast of the US. UU.
Meteor showers usually occur when particles of comet debris enter our atmosphere and burn up, appearing as shooting stars. Though meteors radiate from the Boötes constellation which is near the handle of the Big Dipper, the best way to see the meteors is to take in as much sky as possible as they will appear all over the sky.More news: Killer Dell XPS 13 deal slashes $350 off our favorite laptop
This meteor shower is named after a very old constellation called Quadrans Muralis.
According to NASA, it is considered to be one of the best annual meteor showers. It also recommends that serious watchers keep an eye out for at least an hour since the shower will have a number of peaks and valleys to observe. The American Meteor Society suggests viewers head outside an hour before the peak begins in case the show starts early. Despite these conditions, skywatchers can observe the meteor shower from an area that's not affected by city lights.
Capturing this particular meteor shower on film can be challenging, though. The Dubai Astrology Group will be gathering in the Al Qudra Desert to watch, and you can join them too, with tickets for the event priced from Dhs120 per adult and Dhs70 per child.More news: Iran tells United Nations it reserves right to self-defence over Soleimani killing
Some astronomers believe that asteroid 2003 EH1 is really a piece of an old, "extinct " comet, perhaps a comet that was recorded by Chinese, Korean and Japanese observers from 1490-91. Try going to a park or open field with a good view of the sky.
National Astronomical Research Institution of Thailand (NARIT)'s Chief of Academic Services Section Suphareuk Khareuhanon said that the meteor shower will create "shooting stars" best viewed during the peak of the phenomenon, from 2:30am until dawn tomorrow.
But, if the skies should clear, there will be a great show.More news: Jan Vertonghen: Players can cope without injured Harry Kane