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
Date: Jan 02, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
Skywatchers have a lot to look forward to this year, as a series of astronomical
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]