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.

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streaks in sky, mountains in background

Quadrantid meteor (solid line) and airplane (dashed line, from the plane’s blinking lights) – caught near midnight on the night of January 3-4, 2019, the peak night of the Quadrantid shower – from Joel Coombs in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Quadrantid meteor streaking from high in the north

“Another Quadrantid, same place as the first,” wrote Joel Coombs. He captured this meteor several hours after the one above. Thanks for the photos, Joel!

circle of horizon, sky in the middle

Eliot Herman captured this whole sky view of a Quadrantid meteor over Tucson, Arizona, on the morning of January 4, 2019. See a wide angle view here. Thank you, Eliot!

bright line against starry sky

Quadrantid meteor streaks past the Big Dipper on the morning of January 4, 2019, as captured by Annie Lewis near Madrid, Spain. Thanks, Annie!

Bottom line: A few photos of 2019 Quadrantid meteors, from the EarthSky community.

Deborah Byrd