Jan Mikael (4 Jan 2011)
"A Meteor Shower and a Solar Eclipse on the Same Day (Jan. 4)"
> Space Weather News for Jan. 3, 2011
QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWER: Sky watchers in the northern hemisphere
should be alert for meteors before sunrise on Tuesday, Jan. 4th.
Earth is about to pass through a narrow stream of debris from shattered
comet 2003 EH1, the parent of the annual Quadrantid meteor
shower. Forecasters say the encounter could produce a fast flurry
of 100 meteors per hour during the early hours of Jan. 4th. Details and
observing tips may be found at http://spaceweather.com .
GOT CLOUDS? No problem. You can stay inside and listen to the
Quadrantids. Tune into SpaceWeather Radio for live meteor echoes from
the US Air Force Space Surveillance Radar in Texas:
> PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE:
After the meteor shower, observers in Europe, northern Africa, the
Middle East and parts of Asia can witness a partial eclipse of the
sun. In western Europe, as much as 86% of the solar disk will be
covered by the Moon at dawn, producing a fantastic crescent sunrise on
Jan. 4th. Check http://spaceweather.com for details, animated
maps and live webcasts.