Northern Hemisphere Stargazers just watch the 2012’s first meteor shower which was set to peak on Wednesday, January 4th at 2:30 a.m. EST. This year’s first meteor show lasting more than couple of hours on sky.
According to NASA, there are the Quadranrid meteor shower expects to produce more than 100 shooting stars each 60 minutes. But it not happened as it expects.
Meteor Shower of 2012 Shooting Stars
At 3 a.m. EST, after the moon setting in North America face the cold air flow which indicates the pre-shooting times. As results, the skies clear to observe the meteor show as it should requires, ABC news reported that.
In 1825, after the first time of obsolete constellation of Quadrans Muralis, it was named as meteor shower on that time. But that was not recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), according to Discovery news.
According to Sapce.com, when the earth travels trough the bottom of debris and left behind over the asteroids or comets, Meteor showers happen that time.
According to NASA, Meteor shower located between the constellations of Draco and Bootes. The Quadrans means an early astronomical instrument used to plot and observe the falling stars.
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