Meteor and Meteor Shower Information

Information

This is where you will find Information about Meteors and Meteor Showers. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask @VirtualAstro on Twitter or use the Information on the Contact page.

The Perseid Meteor Shower

What are Meteors

Meteor Showers

Meteor Calendar

Meteorwatch – The central point of easy to follow straight forward information

The above pages will help anyone with a passing interest in the night sky to find out more about meteors and meteor showers, find out when to see them and what you can expect to see.

The information is easy and straight forward with the general public in mind and they are geared towards the beginner or intermediate astronomer as well.

Meteors, meteor showers and other aspects of visual “naked eye” astronomy are quite simple and the information pages help the observer quickly understand what they are looking for and when. A lot of web sites, web pages and blogs etc make things difficult to follow or out of reach for the casual or new observer. The information pages in meteorwatch try to overcome this

Information on how to see meteors

All you need to enjoy meteors and meteor showers is your eyes, no binoculars, telescopes or other equipment is needed – You just need to be comfortable. Please read the page on how to observe meteors for a simple no-nonsense guide to seeing and enjoying them.