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A few photos of 2019 Quadrantids

The Quadrantid meteor shower – which peaked on the night of January 3-4, 2019 – has a very narrow peak. Still, the EarthSky community caught some photos.

Comet Halley’s 2 meteor showers

The famous Comet Halley spawns the Eta Aquariids – going on now – and the Orionids in October. Plus where the comet is now, parent bodies of other meteor showers … and Isaac Newton’s Vis-viva equation, his poetic rendition of instantaneous motion.

The green glow of northern lights on the horizon with a bright meteor streaking above.

Time to watch for spring fireballs

The rate of fireballs – or bright meteors – has been observed to go up in the Northern Hemisphere by as much as 30% from February through April. Will it this year?

Amazing photo of a meteor streaking right in front of Venus

EarthSky’s 2019 meteor shower guide

All you need to know about major meteor showers in 2019.

Dark skies for 2019’s Quadrantid meteors

2019’s first major meteor shower is the Quadrantid shower. Best time to watch is probably late night January 3 until dawn January 4. Northerly latitudes are favored. No moon this year!

Quadrantid meteors on January 3 or 4

Peak activity lasts less than a day. In 2017, moon gone from sky after midnight. Morning of January 3 probably best for Americas. Night of January 4 possibly better for Asia. Try both nights!

Meteor season ahead!

Mount Rainier, the Milky Way and a Perseid meteor! Plus a look forward to April’s Lyrid meteor shower.

Gallery: First auroras of 2014

This year has been great for auroras so far! Some of the best photos here.

Quadrantid meteor and aurora on January 3

In 2014, as the Quadrantid meteors were flying, those at far northern latitudes were seeing auroras.