We might have the opportunity to witness a possibly intense meteor event due to a comet that split apart in 1995. Apparently, it is still fracturing. It could cause a spectacular mini meteor shower called the Tau Herculids… It’s parent comet is 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3, which was discovered back in 1930, by German observers Arnold Schwassmann and Arno Arthur Wachmann . Tau Herculids…Read More
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Check out the 2022 Lyrid meteor shower!
It’s April and it’s time for the Lyrids… The Lyrids are a meteor shower that can be seen from April 16 to April 25 each year. The radiant of the meteor shower is located in the constellation Lyra, near Vega, its brightest star. The peak of the shower is typically around April 22 each year. The source of the meteor shower are particles of dust from…Read More
Yes, it is time for the 2021 Perseid Meteor Shower! (video)
It’s August and it is time for another round of the summer favorites, the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The meteors are called the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail (called the radiant) lies in the constellation Perseus. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity between 9…Read More
The 2021 Quadrantids Can Be Seen Tonight (video)
The winter sky activity continues into the new year with The Quadrantids Meteor Shower. While most meteor showers are usually named after the constellations that is their radiant point, not Quadrantids… The radiant point for this shower is the constellation Boötes…. The shower is named after the now obsolete constellation, Quadrans Muralis, which was used in 1825, back when…Read More
It’s August and time for a Perseid Shower!
The Perseids reaches its peak activity on the night of August 11-12. A good number should be visible for a few nights before and after peak.Read More