The start of 2020 is going to be with night sky lighting up with Quadrantid meteor shower on January 3 and 4. Stargazers in the UAE can expect to witness the spectacular starting Friday until predawn hours on Saturday when the meteor shower will be at the peak.
According to the International Meteor Organization (IMO), the Quadrantids can shower around 50 to 100 meteors in an hour but have a narrow peak window compared to other meteor showers.
The IMO predicts that the shower’s peak will occur around 3am EST on January 4, and only last for about four hours.
According to Dubai Astronomy Group, the best time to see it is before dawn, starting at 2 after midnight on the northeastern side. The group will be hosting an event at Al Qudra Lake from 10pm – 3am.