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For Astronomy Lovers…Quadrantid Meteor Shower in Egyptian Skies Tomorrow


Written by Mahmoud Ragheb

Wednesday, January 3, 2024 03:00 AM

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 4, it will rain on earth Meteorites Quadrantids are a moderate meteor shower, with the number of meteors reaching 40 per hour, assuming the sky is dark and the atmosphere is clear.

Quadrantid meteorites result from the remnants of an ancient comet known as 2003 EH1, discovered in 2003. The meteor shower continues annually from January 1 to January 5, and this year it peaks on the third night and fourth morning. The month of January.

A waning Kibbutz Moon will obscure many meteors, especially faint ones. Meteor showers fall after midnight, away from city lights, when the sky is clear and free of clouds, dust and water vapor. Like it comes from the constellation Boots but it could appear anywhere else in the sky.

Professor of Astronomy at the National Institute for Astronomical Research and member of the National Committee on Astronomy and Space Sciences, Dr. Ashraf Tatros confirmed that the timing of astronomical events here coincides with the Cairo sky, so time differences must be considered. An account for our followers in the Arab world.

Tadros continued: “Generally the best places to see astronomical events are far from light pollution, such as beaches, fields, deserts, grasslands and mountains.

When the weather is clear and the sky is free of clouds, dust and water vapor, astronomical phenomena are fun to watch and amateurs like to follow them and photograph them. Night phenomena are not harmful to human health or daily activity on Earth, but daytime phenomena associated with the Sun can be dangerous to the human eye because the Sun can be seen by the naked eye. Seeing is usually very harmful to the eye.

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