METEOR SHOWERS!

 

Many meteor showers are associated with known comets!

As a comet flies through space, it leaves a dusty trail

of ice and rocky debris. When the Earth passes through

the path of these orbits, the debris streams into our atmosphere

and splendid meteor showers can be seen! Don't miss out!

 

Coming soon to a sky near you!

 

BEGINS BEST NIGHT! ENDS NAME WHERE TO LOOK HOURLY RATE
January 1 January 3 January 6 Quantranids Bootes 20 to 80
March 9 March 10 March 12 Zeta Bootids Bootes 10
April 19 April 22 April 24 April Lyrids Hercules 5
May 2 May 4 May 7 Eta Aquarids Aquarius 20
June 10 June 15 June 21 June Lyrids Lyra 12
June 17 June 20 June 26 Ophiciuchids Ophichus 15
July 10 July 26 August 15 Capricornids Capricornus 6
July 15 July 28 August 15 Delta Aquarids Aquarius 35
July 15 August 2 Aug. 25 Alpha Capricornids Capricornus 8
July 15 August 6 August 25 Iota Aquarids Aquarius 6
July 25 August 12 August 18 Perseids Cassiopeia 68 - Don't miss!
August 19 August 20 August 22 Kappa Cygnids Cygnus 4
Sept 7 Sept 11 Sept 15 Beta Cassiopeids Cassiopeia 10
October 10 October 10 October 10 Draconids Draco varies
October 16 October 21 October 26 Orionids Orion 35
October 20 November 4 November 25 Taurids Taurus 12
November 7 November 9 November 11 Cepheids Cassiopeia 8
November 15 November 17 November 19 Leonids Leo 10 to 100 - Don't miss!
November 15 November 20 December 6 Andromenids Cassiopeia varies
December 7 December 14 December 15 Geminids Gemini 58 - Don't miss!
December 17 December 22 December 24 Ursids Ursa Minor 6

 

The later you wait the more you will see. After midnight to the wee hours are generally best!

If you need sky maps to find where you need to look, you'll find them on my main page in the Astronomy Section!

There are also lots of sporadic meteors, if you look up ANY night for just 30 minutes - you will see at least one meteor!

 

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