Watch the skies on Monday in the first meteor shower of 2021


One of this year’s best meteor showers is expected early next week, and you’ll only have a few hours to see it. According to NASA.

The Quadrant The meteor shower will start early in the morning of January 4th and will continue until dawn.

NASA officials said it just faced the northeast, looking up at the sky, and you might be able to see up to twenty meteors per hour.

“Seeing meteor showers from year to year has a lot to do with whether or not there was a bright moon in the sky at that time. NASA said in a statement that the moon will set this year shortly after midnight local time, which means that monitoring conditions should be good, provided you do not block your local sky due to winter conditions. .

The further away from the city lights, the darker they will be and the easier to see meteor showers.

NASA officials said that although this meteor is the best this year, it is not the only event we should look forward to this month.

Mars will rise before dawn alongside the red giant star Antares this month, and both will be visible below in the southeast, just an hour before sunrise each morning.

Scorpio is larger than Mars, but to the human eye, it will appear as a small dot of twinkling light in the sky, according to NASA.

On January 20, he will join the couple with a “thin lunar crescent” in the sky and it will be a beauty you don’t want to miss.

To learn more about this month’s NASA weather forecast, click here.

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