Articles about Meteor Showers

Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang ©  Alvin Wu - Dec. 2014

Geminid Fireball over Mount Balang © Alvin Wu – Dec. 2014 During this period the moon reaches its full phase on Wednesday July 1st. At this time the moon will be located opposite the sun and will lie above theRead More >

Meteor over Arizona

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 10 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 15 for observers viewing from the southern tropics. Evening rates are reduced this week due to moonlight.

 Alpha Centaurid Meteor Shower @ 40,000 ft by Colin Legg Photography

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 4 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 12 for observers viewing from the southern tropics.


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Milky Way and a Lyrid Meteor, 2013 by Jeff Berkes

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Milky Way and a Lyrid Meteor, 2013 © Jeff Berkes Radiant Positions at 10pm Local Daylight Time Radiant Positions at 1am Local Daylight Time Radiant Positions at 4am Local Daylight Time During this period the moonRead More >

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June is another slow month for meteor activity. There are no major showers active in June and only the Anthelion source can be counted on for continuous activity. Even the Anthelion radiant is located so far south this time of year that rates rarely exceed two per hour as seen from the northern hemisphere.

Two meteors in one shot by Stephen Rahn - 08/15/2011

Two meteors in one shot by Stephen Rahn – 08/15/2011 Radiant Positions at 10pm Local Daylight Time Radiant Positions at 1am Local Daylight Time Radiant Positions at 4am Local Daylight Time During this period the moon reaches its first quarterRead More >


Rocky Raybell

For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 7 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 12 for observers viewing from the southern tropics. The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 3 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes…

Rocky Raybell

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 3 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 13 for observers viewing from…

Radiant Positions at 10pm Local Daylight Saving Time

Radiant Positions at 10pm Local Daylight Saving Time Radiant Positions at 1am Local Daylight Saving Time Radiant Positions at 4am Local Daylight Saving Time May is a fairly slow month for meteor activity. The Eta Aquariids are very active theRead More >


Barry Simmons

The estimated total hourly meteor rates for evening observers this week is near 2 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 3 for observers viewing from the southern tropics (latitude 25 S.). For morning observers the estimated total hourly rates should be near 9 for observers situated at mid-northern latitudes and 15 for observers viewing from the southern tropics.

Debbie DiCarlo

During this period the moon reaches its new phase on Saturday April 18th. At this time the moon will be located near the sun and will not be visible at night. Next week the waxing crescent moon will enter the evening sky but it will set prior to midnight and will not interfere with viewing during the more active morning hours.

@Kris Williams

‘To Catch A Falling Star…’ – Penmon, Anglesey, UK – A meteor captured at 1:16am on Apr 20th. 2014 @ Kris Williams It is not a Lyrid otherwise it should be originating from the radiant near Vega at the top-rightRead More >