There’s An Incredible Meteor Shower Happening This Winter And Alaska Has A Front Row Seat
This winter, we’re in for unusual treat! The Quadrantid Meteor Shower, the first meteor shower of 2019, is making an appearance next week from January 3rd through January 4th. While Alaskans are frequently gifted with winter night shows of our beloved aurora borealis, we often miss out on meteor showers— especially as many of the most celebrated meteor showers, like the Perseids, happen in the summer during our beautiful 20+ hours of daylight! Luckily, with a little bit of planning, we may just be able to sit in on this Alaska meteor shower display.
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According to timeanddate.com, the visibility should be excellent, and it shows a computer model of simulated meteor sightings. They appear to increase at “Nautical Twilight,” or around 5:30pm AKST.