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Can Quadrantids be seen in Brazil?


Brasilia, capital of Brazil.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

Quadrantids(QUA) meteor shower will be active from Friday, December 28 2018 until Saturday, January 12 2019. Its peak day is Friday, January 4 2019, according to information published by the International Meteor Organization. For more information, check out the meteor shower calendar 2019.

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Position of Quadrantids

Quadrantids's radiant during its peak day will be at alpha=230°, delta=+49°. The zenithal hourly rate is: 110 meteors per hour.

The visibility of a meteor shower depends on several factors: geographic coordinates of observer and elevation, time of the day, city lights pollution, the weather and the terrain. For reference, we have calculated the position (elevation / azimuth) of Quadrantids's radiant in the sky during its peak day, Friday, January 4 2019, for the following cities in Brazil.

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CityTime
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Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.Alt.Az.
Brasilia------33°22°17°25°356°18°336°323°--------
Rio Branco----12°35°26°21°31°359°25°338°11°324°----------
Maceió----13°35°27°20°31°358°25°337°10°324°----------
Macapá----11°40°29°31°40°11°39°345°26°327°320°--------
Manaus----13°38°29°27°38°34°341°20°326°319°--------
Salvador----35°23°21°28°360°23°339°325°----------
Fortaleza----16°36°31°23°37°360°31°337°16°324°----------
Vitória------29°19°12°20°351°11°333°----------
Goiânia------33°21°18°24°357°18°337°324°--------
São Luís----14°38°30°26°38°34°341°20°325°319°--------
Cuiabá------13°30°24°12°25°351°15°333°----------
Campo Grande------29°19°11°20°350°10°332°----------
Belo Horizonte------31°19°14°21°353°13°334°----------
Belém----12°39°29°29°39°37°344°24°327°319°--------
João Pessoa----16°35°29°20°34°357°27°336°11°323°----------
Curitiba------33°12°17°16°357°10°338°----------
Recife----15°34°29°19°33°357°26°336°10°323°----------
Teresina----13°37°28°25°36°31°340°17°325°----------
Rio de Janeiro------30°16°13°18°353°10°334°----------
Natal----16°35°31°20°35°357°28°336°12°323°----------
Porto Alegre--------18°11°358°339°----------
Porto Velho----38°22°27°32°30°345°18°328°----------
Boa Vista----17°39°34°29°44°40°340°26°324°319°--------
Florianópolis--------10°16°13°357°338°----------
São Paulo------32°15°15°17°355°10°336°----------
Aracaju----11°35°25°20°30°359°24°338°324°----------
Palmas----38°21°27°30°28°345°16°328°----------

The Sky and Stars in Brazil

The following is a simulation of the sky and stars as seen from Brasilia, Brazil during its peak day starting at 00:00.

You may adjust the speed of the simulator backward or forward to see the movement of the radiant over the horizon.

Content last updated on 2016-01-06