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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... More »
Major Meteor Showers:

Meteor shower - Wikipedia


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 ...

Meteor Shower Calendar : American Meteor Society


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 ...

EarthSky's meteor shower guide for 2017 | Astronomy Essentials ...


Jan 12, 2017 ... All you need to know about 2017's major meteor showers! How and when to watch, and more. Composite image of 2015 Perseid meteor ...

2017 Meteor Showers | StarDate Online


Name Date of Peak Moon Quadrantids Night of January 2 Sets around midnight Lyrids Night of April 21 Morning crescent Eta Aquarids Night of May 5.

Quadrantid Meteor Shower, One of the Year's Best, Is Peaking Now


Jan 2, 2017 ... The Quadrantid meteor shower will peak on Jan. 3 and may well be one of the best meteor displays of the year.

Meteor Showers in 2017 - Sky & Telescope


Jan 4, 2017 ... During the 2004 Geminid meteor shower, Alan Dyer caught a bright fireball with a tripod-mounted digital camera. He used a wide-field, 16-mm ...

Meteor Showers - When and Where to See Them - Time and Date


Local times and where to look for the "shooting stars" from meteor showers all over the world.

2017 Quadrantids Meteor Shower - Time and Date


The 2017 Quadrantids meteor shower is expected to peak on January 4, 2017. Quadrantids, the first major shower of the year is best viewed from locations in ...

Meteor shower! :: NASA Space Place


If it's time for a meteor shower, you won't need a telescope, binoculars, or a high mountain to have a "star gazing" party. You might need a warm sleeping bag ...