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The shower of quadrant stars reaches its peak tonight

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The shower of quadrant stars reaches its peak tonight
The shower of quadrant stars reaches its peak tonight

Although its observation interval oscillates between January 1 and 5, the rain of stars of the Quadrantids reaches this January 3 to its maximum visible at 21.23 hours.

It is the first star shower of 2018, and will be one of the most intense of the year, with a maximum activity rate of 120 meteors per hour.

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The channel sky-live.tv will broadcast, live, the shower of stars with two cameras: one located at the Teide Observatory (IAC, Tenerife, Canary Islands) and the other at El Anillo (International Center for Sports Innovation in the Middle Natural, Junta de Extremadura, Cáceres).

Although the National Astronomical Observatory (OAN) estimates that the maximum visibility is expected at 21.23 hours this Wednesday, the Quadrantids do not show high activity in the southern hemisphere, so that the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) indicates that it is “I need” to wait until dawn on January 4 to see them. The appointment, then, will be at dawn on Thursday, January 4, at 5.30 am, local time in the Canary Islands, and at 6.30 am, Peninsular time.

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