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First meteor shower of 2019 is tonight

• Jan 3, 2019 at 6:00 AM

The Quadrantid Meteor shower is the first major meteor shower of 2019.

It will peak tonight (Jan. 3). The best time to view them would be after midnight until dawn Friday, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.

The meteors will radiate out from the northeastern sky, after midnight just below the big dipper.

While the peak window of seeing these meteors are brief, it’s possible that the meteor caught on the video shown above may have been from this meteor shower.

It is unclear as to which object the Quadrantid’s come from, as two studies of the Quadrantids may come from the parent bodies of either the asteroid 2003 EHI which may be the same object as comet C/1490 Y1.

The good news for Norwalk-area residents is that tonight’s forecast calls for clear skies, with a low around 29. 

Today, the sun will rise at 7:56:09 a.m. and set at 5:14:22 p.m.

On Friday, the sun will rise at 7:56:08 a.m. and set at 5:15:17 p.m.

 

Local forecast

Here is the Norwalk-area forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today - Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 38. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

Tonight - Clear, with a low around 29. Southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Friday - Sunny, with a high near 46. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light south in the afternoon.

Friday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Saturday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

Saturday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Sunday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.

Sunday night - Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Monday - A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 50 percent.

Monday night - Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Tuesday - A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Tuesday night - A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.

Wednesday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Dayton Daily News (TNS) contributed to this story.

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