Astronomical events to keep skywatchers busy

EYES IN THE SKY: A minor planet named ‘Taipei’ is to be at its closest to the Earth tonight, but it can only be seen through a telescope, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 02, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Skywatchers have a lot to look forward to this year, as a series of astronomical

People in Tainan learn about the Quadrantid meteor shower in an undated photograph.  Photo courtesy of the Tainan Astronomical Education Area

events are to take place.

The Quadrantid meteor shower is expected on Friday night, the Taipei Astronomical Museum said.

The Quadrantids — one of the three annual major meteor showers — have a zenithal hourly rate of 120 meteors, the museum said.

Friday night would be perfect to observe the Quadrantids, as there would be no moon, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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