Meteor shower spectacle nears

Meteor shower spectacle nears

The annual Quadrantids meteor shower phenomenon will likely occur between Saturday and Jan 12, with a probable peak around Jan 3-4.

Suparerk Karuehanon, head of astronomy academic services at the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (Narit), said that this year, there is a maximum fall rate of 120 shooting stars per hour.

During the peak night of Jan 3 and 4, the moon will set around midnight, which is the great ideal for viewing with a clear sky, he said.

The perfect time to watch the beautiful meteor shower is around 2.30am.

He suggests those interested in watching the meteor shower phenomenon should choose a location that is completely dark, without any light disturbances, and look northeastwards. The meteor shower can be seen with the naked eye, he said.

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