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Get Ready For Y2K Meteor Shower

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January 3, 2000
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NASA, Marshall Space Sciences Laboratory
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If you're the type of person who enjoys a bit of arctic chill on a winter night, then the 2000 Quadrantid meteor shower could be for you. The shower stretches from Dec. 28, 1999 to Jan. 7, 2000, with a sharp maximum on Jan. 4 at 0530 UT (00:30 EST) when as many as 200 shooting stars per hour might be seen.

The Quadrantids, one of the year's most intense and least observed meteor showers, peaks on January 4, 2000.


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NASA, Marshall Space Sciences Laboratory. "Get Ready For Y2K Meteor Shower." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 January 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000103052625.htm>.
NASA, Marshall Space Sciences Laboratory. (2000, January 3). Get Ready For Y2K Meteor Shower. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000103052625.htm
NASA, Marshall Space Sciences Laboratory. "Get Ready For Y2K Meteor Shower." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/01/000103052625.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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