Archive for the ‘Meteors’ Category
Taurid Meteor Shower 2016
The Taurid meteor shower is one of the annual meteor showers. It’s not a shower with lots of meteors like the Geminids in December or Perseids in summer, but the few meteors it produces are incredibly bright fireballs! Well worth looking out for. Read the rest of this entry »
The Perseid Meteor Shower 2016
The Perseids are one of the most prolific and best-known of the meteor showers and the Perseid Meteor Shower can be seen in late July and through August each year, with the maximum Perseid meteor activity on or around 11/12/13 August. 2016 could see an outburst of meteors of approximately 200 per hour! Read the rest of this entry »
Camelopardalids Meteor Shower/ Storm
Run for the hills a meteor storm is coming! Well that’s what some say and hope.
On the evening of May 23rd/24th Earth will pass through the debris stream of Comet 209P/LINEAR. For a while astronomers have believed this encounter could lead to a very strong meteor shower of possibly 200 to 1000+ meteors per hour – A meteor storm. Read the rest of this entry »
Quadrantid Meteor Shower 2014
The Quadrantid Meteor Shower ushers in 2014 with its peak on the 3rd of January.
The Quadrantids can be an impressive meteor shower with rates of up to 120 meteors per hour at peak (under perfect conditions) and have been known to produce up to 200 meteors per hour. The peak is quite narrow lasting only a few hours, however there will be plenty of meteors to look out for either side of maximum. Read the rest of this entry »
Geminid Meteorwatch Trailer
The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks on the night of December 13 and 14 and is one of the most anticipated and reliable meteor showers of the year.
Perseid Meteorwatch – Saturday 10th to Monday 12th of August 2013
The Perseid meteorwatch 2013
The Perseid meteorwatch 2013 starts on Saturday 10th and runs each evening until Monday 12th of August 2013 @VirtualAstro with the help of many more people, will be holding a Twitter #Meteorwatch for the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Everyone is welcome to join in, whether they are an astronomer, have a slight interest in the night sky or have a passing interest and just wonder?
The Perseids are the highlight of the astronomical calendar and a must see! They are ideal for those who want to see a meteor/ shooting star for the first time.