I want to watch The Quadrantids meteor shower this year (peaking at either early on the 3rd, as in pre-dawn, or the 4th?) but am clueless to terms like 'radiant' etc. Are there any closeted astronomers out there who can help this dysfunctional 'sky watcher'? I live in South Orange County, California, near Saddleback Mountain and my balcony faces the northeast, but I can use the scooter (waves to caarianna
, who provided said scooter) to go outside and face any direction (and I'm always up and awake after midnight), but I have no idea after visiting several sites, where to actually look! Grrrrr. So if you're way smarter than me, which everyone on my flist is anyway, can you point me in the right direction? Hell, I'm not even sure where the North Star is (which is also mentioned as a starting point for viewing)!!!
But before you start believing I'm REALLY stupid, I could beat anyone at a game of "Who's That Celebrity Voice Doing That Commercial?
" without the aid of Google or any other means other than my ears, any day of the week!!! So there.
*huffs hair out of eyes at total brilliance and awesomeness for this skill*
*prays there's someone out there to help*
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