Find out when and where to watch the Quadrantids meteor shower across London

by 24britishtvJan. 4, 2022, 9 p.m. 27
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For the next two weeks the Quadrantids meteor shower will take to the night sky, but tonight (Tuesday, January 4) the shower will be at its maximum.

Known for its sharp peak the meteor radiates from the Bootes constellation located near the Big Dipper.

Read More: Celestial Events 2022 - all the meteor showers, eclipses and more

The Quadrantids is expected to have a rate of 110 per hour, making it one of the biggest and most impressive meteor showers of 2022.

This meteor shower is also unique in that it is only at its peak for a few hours whilst most showers experience at least two days at their peak.

Best way to watch the Quadrantids meteor shower

If you plan on staying up to watch the annual shower, you're best to bring a comfy chair and to wrap up warm.

The Quadrantids can be seen with the naked eye so no need for any binoculars or telescope just allows yourself enough time for your eyes to adjust to the dark.

It is best not to look directly into the meteor radiant as it can limit the number of meteors you see, instead look just to the side in a dark area of sky.

For the best view, you'll need to be away from street lights and light pollution and to be in a wide-open space where you can scan the night sky.

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