Venus is close to Moon this time of the year. Check it out.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Amateur Astronomers of Rhode Island Reports: "Typically, 40 or so bright, blue and fast (25.5 miles per second) meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, some blazing more than halfway across the sky. A small percentage of them leave persistent dust trains. This shower usually has a very sharp peak, usually lasting only about an hour."
Parent Comet: 2003 EH1
The website: http://www.theskyscrapers.org/meteors/index.php/year/2011 reports:
"The Quadrantids are an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower usually peaks on January 3 & 4, but some meteors can be visible from January 1 - 5. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Look for meteors radiating from the constellation Bootes."
To prepare you for this I found this wonderful resource that has been posted numerous times on my blog:
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