Leonid meteor shower peak tonight

Leonid meteor shower peak tonight

This year’s annual Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak tonight. Although Leonids can sometimes be seen at rate of more than thousands meteors per hour, a stream of debris from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle which orbits the sun every 33 years, is forecasted to display

Taurid meteor shower – Earth is entering a debris from comet Encke

Taurid meteor shower – Earth is entering a debris from comet Encke

Every year in late October or early November, Earth passes through comet Encke’s wake, resulting in the well-known Taurid meteor shower. Because of their occurrence in late October and early November, they are also called Halloween fireballs. They are named after

A guide for skywatchers: 2012 Lyrid meteor shower

A guide for skywatchers: 2012 Lyrid meteor shower

Each year the Earth passes through trail of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1) as it makes a 415-year highly elliptical journey around the Sun and have been observed for more than 2,600 years. The meteors from comet Thatcher occur when comet dust slams into Earth’s

Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight

Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight

The last big meteor shower of the year — the annual Geminids shower — peaks tonight (Dec. 13), but bright moonlight could illuminate the night sky and spoil one of the most spectacular light show of the year. On a clear night, skywatchers have reported seeing up to

Leonid meteor shower peaked with a maximum rate of ~18 meteors per hour

Leonid meteor shower peaked with a maximum rate of ~18 meteors per hour

According to the International Meteor Organization, this year’s Leonid meteor shower peaked on Nov. 18th with a maximum rate of ~18 meteors per hour. That’s not many (especially compared to the Leonid storms of a decade ago), but sometimes just one Leonid can be

Perseid meteor shower on August 12th and 13th

Perseid meteor shower on August 12th and 13th

Earth is entering a stream of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, source of the annual Perseid meteor shower. International observers are now reporting more than a dozen Perseids per hour, a number that will increase as the shower reaches its peak on August 12-13. Full

Trail of crumbs discovered from potentially hazardous  comet

Trail of crumbs discovered from potentially hazardous comet

A surprise meteor shower spotted in February was likely caused by cosmic “bread crumbs” dropped by an undiscovered comet that could potentially pose a threat to Earth.The tiny meteoroids that streaked through Earth’s atmosphere for a few hours on Feb. 4 represent a