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ORIONID METEOR SHOWER

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Earth is passing through a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual Orionid meteor shower.  Continue reading “ORIONID METEOR SHOWER” »

Perseid Meteor Shower, 2012

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Annually the earth passes through a debris field when the debris particles striking our atmosphere produce a meteor shower.

In August this is the Perseid meteor shower, so-called because it appears to originate in the constellation Perseus.

The best time to look skyward is just before dawn. Continue reading “Perseid Meteor Shower, 2012” »

Quadrantid Meteor Shower – 4th January

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

In the early hours of Thursday, 4th January, 2012, that is sometime near 4am, this meteor shower will peak.

Quadrantid-Meteor-Shower
Look north to find the centre (radiant point).

The meteor shower will last only a short time as the debris we will pass through is narrow.

This year’s shower may be quite productive, showing 40, or 80, or 100, or 200 meteors per hour depending on who is estimating it. One point commentators agree on is that the Quadrantids are unpredictable.

Two Meteor Showers Coming

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

October 2011 may see meteor showers on the night of Saturday the 8th and Late Friday 21st to Saturday night 22nd.

A. October Draconids – usually a minor shower but predicted to be good this year. In two days time 8th Oct with peak between 18:00 & 21:00. Tends to be a short sharp peak for these.
Here is a Map.

And here is some info.

Map of Draconids, night of 8 October

B. Orionids

21-22 October peak 00:30 22nd Oct
Here is a map

Map of Orionids - 21 & 22 October