Meteor Showers

Astronomy Cast Ep. 452: Summer Observing Challenges

Summer is almost here, and for the northern hemisphere, that means warm nights for observing. But what to observe? We're…

4 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…

4 years ago

‘Explody’ Taurid Meteors Produce Persistent Trains

“The landscape was just at the verge of trying to silently explode with vibrant colors of red, gold and oranges,”…

6 years ago

Midway Between Storms: Our Guide to the 2014 Leonid Meteors

If there’s one meteor shower that has the potential to bring on a storm of epic proportions, it’s the Leonids.…

7 years ago

More Camelopardalids: Persistent Trains and that Satellite Fuel Dump Cloud

The first ever Camelopardalids Meteor Shower ended up being more of a drizzle than a shower, said astrophotographer John Chumack.…

7 years ago

Astrophotos: Views of the Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower

Did those of you in the northern hemisphere have a chance to look for the Delta Aquarid meteors? Ever-faithful astronomer…

8 years ago

Watch for the Delta Aquarid Meteors This Weekend

The meteor shower drought ends this weekend. The northern summer hemisphere meteor season is almost upon us. In a few…

8 years ago

Observing Alert: Rare Meteor Shower May ‘Outburst’ on June 11

Back on June 11, 1930 three members of the American Meteor Society (AMS) in Maryland saw a half-hour-long bright outburst of meteors…

8 years ago

June Arietids – The Invisible Meteor Shower You Just Might See

I've never seen an Arietid meteor and chances are you haven't either. Peaking on June 7-8, the Arietid (AIR-ee-uh-tid) meteor shower is…

8 years ago

Watch for the Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower this Weekend

An often ignored meteor shower may offer fine prospects for viewing this weekend. The Eta Aquarid meteors provide a dependable…

8 years ago