The 2013 Gamma Delphinid meteor shower overview

The 2013 Gamma Delphinid meteor shower overview

The expected outburst of the elusive Gamma Delphinid meteor shower predicted for June 11, 2013 sadly didn`t occur. This doesn`t mean that there were no meteors, but the meteor rate was lower than normal, as our planet passed through a part of space where the cometary

Don't miss the Arietids – daylight meteor shower!

Don't miss the Arietids – daylight meteor shower!

Thousands of meteors streak across the sky every year in early June. Sun above the horizon makes most of the shower activity invisible at it most intense period. These daylight meteors are called the Arietids. Arietid meteor shower is in fact one of the

Expected return of the Gamma Delphinid meteor shower on June 11, 2013

Expected return of the Gamma Delphinid meteor shower on June 11, 2013

In early June 2013 we may witness the return of the gamma Delphinids, a rather elusive meteor shower. Three observers from American Meteor Society noticed a short-lived meteor outburst from unknown source on June 11, 1930. Only a few meteors from this shower

The annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks on May 6, 2013

The annual Eta Aquarids meteor shower peaks on May 6, 2013

The Eta Aquarid meteors usually provide a solid display at the beginning of May. Few annual meteor showers provide a decent show for the southern hemisphere observers as the Eta Aquarid do. That is because the radiant is very near a Y-shaped asterism in northern

Earth could enter into dusty meteor shower from Comet ISON’s tail

Earth could enter into dusty meteor shower from Comet ISON’s tail

Excitement and anticipation are rising as comet ISON approaches its close encounter with the Sun in November 2013. An observation of the comet in January 2013 by NASA's Swift spacecraft, when ISON was still near the orbit of Jupiter, showed that it was already…

Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22, 2013

Lyrid meteor shower peaks on April 22, 2013

Earth is approaching the debris field of ancient Comet Thatcher, source of the annual Lyrid meteor shower. Every year in late April Earth passes through the dusty tail of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1), and the encounter causes a meteor shower – the Lyrids.Flakes of

2013 Quadrantid meteor shower peaks tonight

2013 Quadrantid meteor shower peaks tonight

The annual Quadrantids are the first meteor shower in 2013 and it will peak overnight, or more precisely, the first six hours of the morning of January 3rd. Unfortunately, the northern-hemisphere’s Quadrantid maximum, due around 13:30 UTC on January 3, has a

2012 Geminid meteor shower

2012 Geminid meteor shower

Last night Earth passed through a stream of dusty debris from Comet 3200 Phaethon and sky observers around globe witnessed amazing Geminid meteor shower, with more than 120 meteors per hour at the peak.Earth now slowly exits 3200 Phaethon’s debris stream and the

Observing 2012 Geminid meteor shower

Observing 2012 Geminid meteor shower

Observing at the Northern Hemisphere started as early as December 6, when one meteor every hour or so could be visible. During the next week, rates increase until a peak of 50-80 meteors per hour is attained on the night of December 12/13. By December 18 meteor shower

Geminid meteor shower and visible asteroids in December 2012

Geminid meteor shower and visible asteroids in December 2012

If you’re planning to skywatch this December, this video will take you through some of the notable objects in the sky this month, including a meteor shower, large asteroids in the asteroid belt, and an array of constellations.Video courtesy of Space.comBeginning in