Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Check out when's the best time to watch it and where to look.
The Quadrantid meteor shower is named for an extinct constellation, but the shooting stars that seem to sprout from it still arrive yearly, and the opening of the 2013 show will begin overnight Jan. 1 into Jan. 2. The Quadrantids is one of the lesser-known meteor showers of the year, but that doesn't mean it's anything less than spectacular. Take a look at this Quadrantids meteor shower video or these pictures of the Quadrantids. While the shower begins overnight on the first day of the new year, NASA tells us Quadrantid meteor shower peaks in the wee morning hours of Jan. 4: "[T]he Quadrantids have a maximum rate of about 100 per hour, varying between 60-200. The waxing gibbous moon will set around 3 a.m. local time, leaving about two …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
If you are willing to brave the cold weather Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning you may see a stunning light show.
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- Liz Kennedy
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
New Year's Eve may be a distant memory, but tonight into early Wednesday morning the real fireworks are expected to light up the sky. The first major shower of 2012 is the Quadrantids meteor shower. According to Spacedex.com, the best time for those of us in Georgia to star gaze will be Tuesday night at 9 p.m. through 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. During this time you should see 40 to 70 meteors per hour. If you live near a brightly lit area, its recommended that you drive far enough away from the glow of lights and look toward the horizon and not straight up. And if you plan to star gaze, bundle up very cold temperatures are expected to be in the teens to lower 20's for tonight.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Guaranteed to tell you something you didn't know yesterday.
Welcome to Thursday. Here are some things to know about the day in Lilburn and beyond. The weather: Sunny again, with a high of 59 degrees, and a little windy, the National Weather Service says. The low tonight will be around 39 degrees. Gas prices: The average price for a gallon of regular in the state is $3.411, according to AAA, and in the U.S., it's $3.474. In Lilburn, prices reported to www.georgiagasprices.com for the past 24 hours ranged from $3.31 (at Citgo, 331 Rockbridge Road at Lawrenceville Hwy) to $3.43 (at Shell, 775 Beaver Ruin Road at Burns Road). Meteors! Tonight and tomorrow night will be the best times to see debris trailing Halley's Comet falling to our planet in a meteor shower called the Orionids. The optimal time to …
Friday, May 6, 2011
Eta Aquarids meteor shower will happen late Friday night/early Saturday morning.
If you gaze up at the cosmos on Saturday morning in the wee hours—or Friday very late, depending on how you look at it--you may see a meteor shoot through the sky. The Eta Aquarids meteor shower will take place take place between 3:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, according to Daniel Herron of the Atlanta Astronomy Club. Each year two showers occur when dust particles from Halley’s Comet pass by the earth. “It takes a bit of commitment to be up at that time, for sure,” said Herron, but for him it is worth the theatrics. He said that the Meteorological Survey estimates that 10 to 12 meteors will be visible per hour, which will give a good chance for seeing a show. The meteors will appear near the constellation Aquarius. The darkest…