This year we had the chance from Europe to see the Quadrantids peak advanced by three hours on the forecast, just in time before dawn.
At 5am this Saturday, I had a long way getting away from the intrusive lights of my tiny village.
In my opinion, much better than any new year fireworks, shooting stars is a spectacle that is much more natural, free, quiet and non-polluting.
In an hour, I saw 18 Quadrantids including 8 meteors brighter than magnitude 0 (whaw). One of them, looking like a comet on my watercolor, shows clearly the position of the radian, so it was flying towards me.
During this session, I also saw a "Leonis Minoride", about fifty artificial satellites ... (not sketched here hé!) and 231 streetlights on! On the right bottom of my watercolor you can see the planet Mars coming for a show this summer.
Clear skies to you all