Rare Double Quadrantid Meteor Sighting

The wide-field meteor camera at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center recorded these two simultaneous Quadrantid meteors on Jan. 4 at approximately 5 a.m. EST. Moving at 92,000 mph, the meteors flashed across the field of view in just over a second.


Credits: NASA/MSFC/Meteoroid Environments Office

4 thoughts on “Rare Double Quadrantid Meteor Sighting”

  1. Space is really amazement for me actually I read this news in huffingtonpost that there was Lasting for several hours, observers could expect the Quadrantid meteor shower to produced as many as 100 shooting stars each hour, according to NASA. and that’s why I come here to confirm is that true?

  2. According to the International Meteor Organization, the year’s Quadrantid shower had a maximum rate of about 80 per hour.

  3. Tonight,January 5th, I saw what appeared to be a low meteor over New Haven, CT. It only lasted about 4 or 5 seconds and I saw a trail of sparks. Is this related to the meteor shower? Could I have seen some major firework left over from New years and been confused?

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