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