Miss the Leonids and the Geminids Meteor Showers? Cloudy conditions or late delivery mess it up?
No problem. Set yourself a reminder for the Quadrantids (QUA) Meteor Shower event!
According to: Meteor Shower Calendar | IMO
The Quadrantids will be active from December 28th to January 12th, 2021. Will peak Jan 2nd/3rd.
The Quadrantids have the potential to be the strongest shower of the year but usually fall short due to the short length of maximum activity (6 hours) and the poor weather experienced during early January.
The average hourly rates one can expect under dark skies is 25. These meteors usually lack persistent trains but often produce bright fireballs. Due to the high northerly declination (celestial latitude) these meteors are not well seen from the southern hemisphere.
(Need Professor @bam or someone smarter than me (which is pretty much everyone reading this) to decipher all that for me, but it sounds impressive!
The Quadrantids will next peak on the Jan 2-3, 2021 night. On this night, the moon will be 84.41% full