How to Catch the Meteor Shower Happening in Singapore this January 3rd!

How to Catch the Meteor Shower Happening in Singapore this January 3rd!

After the eclipse, we are left with a thirst for more universal wonders. Fret not! On the 3rd of January, Singapore is scheduled to have a meteor shower! Here is when and where you can catch this impressive natural wonder.

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Hoping to catch the meteor shower this new year? Lucky for you, there will be a meteor shower happening in Singapore this year on January 3, 2020! 

Every year, there are about 30 meteor showers that we could visibly see from Earth and for some of them, it’s a once-in-a-century occurrence! 

Image credit: Lukas Schlagenhauf

What exactly is a meteor shower then? Well, according to NASA, a meteor shower occurs when Earth passes through the trail of debris left by a comet or asteroid. As all showers have their own active periods in Singapore, the coming Quadrantids Meteor Shower is to reach its peak between the 3rd and 4th of January this year. 

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Where to Catch the Meteor Shower in Singapore

The best way to watch the meteor shower is to get to a location with minimal light pollution and a clear view of the night sky. Why? Being in a darker spot allow for the human eyes to adjust and adapt to the lack of light making the skies appear more visible! 

If you can, find a location that is away from city lights and traffic. Maybe grab your sleeping bags and tents for a night’s out where you can get unobstructed views! Some of the recommended places to go to catch the best sight is Mount Faber, Tampines Eco Green, Pulau Ubin and Sungei Buloh. 


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Natasha is always on a quest to find a place where it is always spring. Until then, she spends her days reading travel journals, watching travelogues and searching for cheap flights to anywhere around the world. If a bar is playing good music, she’s probably there with a drink in hand.


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