Bootes and the Quadrantids Meteor shower

Here is the constellation Bootes

BootesIt is from this constellatin that the Quadrantids originate from . This meteor shower can be very sharp and focused. It typically lasts only three nights from Jan 2 thru Jan 4 and it can reach peaks of up to 120 shooting stars per hour. I have a complete listing of all the major meteor showers for the year here.

 

 

 

 

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