Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Meteors and Arctic Blast!

Marion Pellicano Ambrose

Last year's Quadrantid Meteor Shower
If you were up early this morning, you might have witnessed the fireworks in the pre-dawn sky. The 2012 Quadrantid meteor shower hit its peak at around 3am and the best views were from Europe, Central Asia, and North America. This is considered one of the best meteor showers of the year with an average rate of one shooting star per minute.

The meteors put on a pretty awesome light show for those in the US who were willing to brave the chilly weather. For all of you along the eastern seaboard, you will be waking up on Wednesday to freezing temperatures. From Maine to Florida, you’ll need to bundle up.

Lows may dip into the upper 20s as far south as inland portions of South Florida. The coldest readings will be over Northern New England and northern Upstate New York, where temperatures will head below zero in some areas. Wind chills in 10s and 20s below zero are also expected in this same region.

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