Meteor Showers

Astronomers Discover a New Meteor Shower. The Source is Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Like many of you, I love a good meteor shower. I have fond memories of the Leonid meteor storm back…

3 months ago

Parker Solar Probe Makes a Surprising Discovery About the Source of the Geminid Meteor Shower

NASA's Parker Solar Probe happened to follow a trajectory that brought it close to a cloud of gas and dust…

11 months ago

The Geminids Will be Peaking on December 14th. They’re Usually the Most Active Meteor Shower Every Year

Meteor showers are a great way to share a love of astronomy with those who might not be as familiar…

1 year ago

Quadrantid Meteors Kickoff a Busy January 2019

Happy New Year! The beginning of the first month of the year is always a busy one for astronomy, and…

5 years ago

Get Ready for the 2018 Geminid Meteors

When it comes to meteor showers, the calendar year always seems to save the best for last. We're referring to…

5 years ago

A 2018 Outburst From the December Andromedids?

A relatively obscure meteor shower may put on a surprise performance in early December 2018. Chances are, you've never heard…

6 years ago

Explody Eta Aquarid Meteor Caught in the Act

An Eta Aquarid meteor captured on video by astrophotographer Justin Ng shows an amazing explodingred meteor and what is known…

7 years ago

Comet Halley Plays Bit Part In Weekend Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Enjoy the wonder of seeing bits of Halley's Comet rain down as the Eta Aquariid meteors Saturday morning.

7 years ago

Start the Year With Spark: See the Quadrantid Meteor Shower

If one of your New Year's resolutions is┬áto spend more time under the stars in 2017, you'll have motivation to…

7 years ago

101 Astronomical Events for 2017: A Teaser

A comprehensive guide to astronomical oppositions, occultations, eclipses, comets and more for 2017.

7 years ago