How to watch 2021 quad meteor shower this weekend

Quadrilateral 2

This quadrangular meteorite made an appearance on New Mexico in 2013.


The new year has finally arrived, and 2021 kicks in with a nice light show for those ready to go out to see the quadrangular meteor shower in the early morning hours on Sunday. The quarter is not known as almost Persids Or Leonids, But they are likely to be one of the strongest meteor showers of the year.

The challenge is that these shooting stars and bright fireballs are in danger of being washed away by a bright moon that will not be far from its full phase on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Also, with a window of a few hours instead of a few days like other rains, the top of the quarter is fairly narrow.

But with a little planning, you’ll be able to capture the display, which is known to produce 100 meteors in an hour, including roaring fireballs.

The International Meteorological Organization predicts that a quarter of most of North America’s Pacific coast will officially peak before sunrise or a few hours after the sun’s east coast. However, this type of forecast is not always accurate, so your best bet is to get out in the hours between sunrise and Sunday at about 2 p.m.

You will want to find as much space as possible to avoid light pollution and the ability to keep your gaze as far away as possible from the viewing space, a wide view of the sky and the bright moon. Keep in mind that this show is usually better in the Northern Hemisphere, where you’ll want to bundle up brave winter temperatures in most places.

The quadrant appears to be erupting from the region of the sky near Polaris, the northern star, but will zip in all parts of the sky.

This is because what is really going on is that the Earth is going through a cloud of debris bound to the asteroid 2003EH1, which would probably be a comet. While the origin of these meteors may be somewhat mysterious, they will collide with our atmosphere and merge into spectacular fashion.

Enjoy the first big night sky show of 2021!