Tag Archive: May Meteor Activity

Viewing the eta Aquariid Meteor Shower in 2023

Every year between mid-April and the end of May, the Earth encounters the outbound debris from Halley's Comet. Outbound describes the motion of each particle as it moves away from the sun and passes near the Earth on its way back to the outer realms of the solar system...

by - May 1, 2023 - 1

Viewing the Lyrid Meteor Shower in 2023

The Lyrids are particles shed from comet 1861 G1 Thatcher, which last passed through the inner solar system in 1861. Don’t expect this comet to return anytime soon as its orbit has been calculated to be near 415 years!

by - Apr 11, 2023 - 3

Viewing the 2023 Quadrantid Meteor Shower

The Quadrantids can be one of the strongest displays of the year, yet they are difficult to observe. The main factor is that the display of strong activity only has a duration of about 6 hours. The reason the peak is so short is due to the shower’s thin stream of particles and the fact that the Earth crosses the stream at a perpendicular angle.

by - Dec 27, 2022 -