Meteor shower lights up the new year sky
The first working day in the new year has kicked off with a meteor shower. The Quadrantid meteor shower peaked around 4am to 5am this morning, which dazzled stargazers as well as comforted those who had nightmares and lost sleep, and were put under coronavirus quarantine.
It was one of three major meteor showers in the Northern Hemisphere, with the other two being the Perseids in August and the Geminids in December. Besides, the Earth is closest to the sun today. Tonight, the waxing crescent moon and Mercury will appear close together in the sky, according to the Shanghai Astronomy Museum.