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Can Quadrantids be seen in Sint Maarten?

Philipsburg, capital of Sint Maarten.

We recommend you read the introduction to meteor showers.

Quadrantids(QUA) meteor shower will be active from Saturday, December 28 2019 until Sunday, January 12 2020. Its peak day is Saturday, January 4 2020, according to information published by the International Meteor Organization. For more information, check out the meteor shower calendar 2020.

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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, Saturday, January 4 2020, for the following cities in Sint Maarten.

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The Sky and Stars in Sint Maarten

The following is a simulation of the sky and stars as seen from Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 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