[ RadSafe ] Space Weather News for Jan. 3 -- QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER

Roger Helbig rhelbig at sfo.com
Mon Jan 3 03:21:30 CST 2011

Thanks for the heads up - now, for clear skies - or just to listen - that
sounds rather intriguing


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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Space Weather News for Jan. 3 -- QUADRANTID METEOR

Happy new year to all

Space Weather News for Jan. 3, 2011

QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER: Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere should be
alert for meteors before sunrise on Tuesday, Jan. 4th.  Earth is about to
pass through a narrow stream of debris from shattered comet 2003 EH1, the
parent of the annual Quadrantid meteor shower.  Forecasters say the
encounter could produce a fast flurry of 100 meteors per hour during the
early hours of Jan. 4th. Details and observing tips may be found at
http://spaceweather.com . 

GOT CLOUDS?  No problem. You can stay inside and listen to the Quadrantids.
Tune into SpaceWeather Radio for live meteor echoes from the US Air Force
Space Surveillance Radar in Texas: http://spaceweatherradio.com . 

PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE:  After the meteor shower, observers in Europe,
northern Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia can witness a partial
eclipse of the sun.  In western Europe, as much as 86% of the solar disk
will be covered by the Moon at dawn, producing a fantastic crescent sunrise
on Jan. 4th.  Check http://spaceweather.com for details, animated maps and
live webcasts. 

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