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The Quadrantids Meteor Shower Can Be Observed In Malaysia This Weekend

Have you seen meteor showers before? What better way to start 2020 than making new wishes under the meteor showered sky? Whether or not you have seen one, Malaysians will have an enticing opportunity to feast their eyes on a meteor shower this 4th-5th January! 

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Image credit: Mental Floss

The Quadrantids meteor shower will streak across the night sky this weekend, revealing up to 120 meteors per hour! The peak time to witness this magical occurrence is from 11pm on the 4th of January (Saturday) to the early hours on the 5th of January (Sunday).

The Quadrantids is one of the shortest and strongest meteor showers of the year, marking the first major meteor shower of 2020.  While other meteor showers tend to stay at their peak for about two days, the peak period of the Quadrantids only lasts a few hours. According to NASA, it is considered to be one of the best annual meteor showers so you definitely don’t want to miss it!

If you are in any of the locations below, you’ll be able to view the magical sky clearly:

  • Broga Hill, Selangor
  • Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor
  • Kuala Selangor, Selangor
  • Ulu Yam, Selangor
  • Sekinchan, Selangor
  • Kampung Teluk Pelanduk, Negeri Sembilan
  • Pantai Pasir Klebang, Melaka
  • Pulau Redang, Johor
  • Mersing, Johor
  • Cameron Highlands, Pahang
  • Pulau Tioman, Pahang
  • Pulau Gem, Terengganu
  • Pantai Malindo, Penang
  • Kota Belud, Sabah
  • Kudat, Sabah
  • Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, Sabah

The best way to watch a meteor shower is to get to a location that has a clear view of the entire night sky. Escape the bright lights of the city and go somewhere with dark skies. Look for a spot that offers a wide, unobstructed view to maximise your chances of witnessing the meteor shower!

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Image credit: Over The Hill Orchards

We all have seen meteor showers in movies but they are often not visible in Malaysia. Your chance is here now so bring your friends and family to witness this magical show!

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