What to Expect: 2020’s First Meteor Shower to Light Up the Sky in the Gulf Tonight
Tonight marks the rare Quadrantid meteor shower, which will be the first celestial spectacle of the new decade. Stargazers all over Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates can enjoy this beautiful cosmic occurrence.
“The bright meteor shower during January is the brightest, and we will see about 40 meteors per hour. The best time to see it is before dawn, starting at 2 after midnight on the northeastern side,” said Ebrahim Al Jarwan, Member of the Arab Union for Space and Astronomy.
In light of the event, the Dubai Astronomy Group will host a meteor-sighting event at Al Qudra Lake from 10 PM-3 AM.
Here are some pictures of past Quadrantid meteor shower events to get a glimpse of what is about to happen tonight.