Stargazers, rejoice! Grab your binoculars, a good shawl, and as many snacks as you can fit into your mini bag: the first meteor shower of 2020 is expected to be seen in the UAE this Friday night.
NASA took to Twitter to announce that an ultra-rare Quadrantid meteor shower will grace night skies around the world for four hours between 3 January and 4 January.
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Find out when and where to look up: https://t.co/biUIbQM6HQ pic.twitter.com/FXuU1MUZlo— NASA (@NASA) 1 January 2020
“The meteor shower during January is the brightest, and we will see about 40 meteors per hour. The best time to see it is before dawn, starting at 2 after midnight on the North-Eastern side,” said Ebrahim Al Jarwan, Member of the Arab Union for Space and Astronomy.
Lucky for us, a meteor-sighting event will be held by the Dubai Astronomy Group at Al Qudra Lake from 10pm to 3am. We’re packing our bags as we speak.
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