Meteor showers occur regularly as Earth's orbit takes it through areas of space debris. As the debris enters the atmosphere, heat causes it to burn up, resulting in the streaks of ...
At certain times of the year we see more meteors than usual. This happens when Earth passes near a comet's orbit and sweeps through debris that the comet has shed. Such events are called meteor showers...
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed
to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky. These meteors are ...
The famous Leonid shower is coming up. Follow the links in this post to learn
more about meteor showers for the rest of 2015.
The Leonids Meteor Shower
happens during the month of November. However in the case of the Leonids Meteor Shower
, the vehicle is the Earth on its journey around the Sun, and the bugs are tiny sand-grain-sized particles traveling at speeds of over 140,000 miles per hour... More »
Most meteor showers are spawned by comets. As a comet orbits the Sun it sheds
an icy, dusty debris stream along its orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, ...
As we approach the date of each shower's maximum, be sure to consult the latest
AMS article about Meteor Showers, which will provide in depth information on ...
The Lyrid meteor shower peaks April 22-23. Get viewing tips and save-the-dates
for future shooting-star shows.
A brief period of heightened meteor activity, often occurring regularly in a
particular part of the sky at a particular time of year. Meteor showers are generally
The 2015 Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak between November 17 -18,