Meteors & Meteor Showers
Fragments of the Asteroid 2024 BX1 that rained down on Berlin have been recovered by intrepid meteorite hunters, and it turns out the rocks may be incredibly rare.
Reference The Ursid meteor shower will peak on Dec. 22-23 and is active between Dec. 17-26. Our guide tells you how and where you can spot the Ursid display.
Reference Our meteor showers 2024 calendar tells you everything you need to know about upcoming meteor showers, including where and when to see them.
Reference The Leonid meteor shower is active between Nov. 3 and Dec. 2 and will peak on Nov. 16, producing up to 15 meteors per hour.
Reference The Taurid meteor shower is composed of two streams known as the Southern Taurids and the Northern Taurids. We explore this impressive shower in more detail here.
Reference The Perseid meteor shower will peak around Aug.12 and Aug.13. Our guide tells you how and where to look for them.
Reference The Eta Aquarid meteor shower from late April to mid-May offers a long stretch of spectacular "shooting stars" that even a casual observer can spot in the night sky.
Reference The 2024 Lyrid meteor shower will occur between April 16-25 and peak on the night of April 22. A typical shower displays between five and 20 meteors per hour.
Early each January, the Quadrantid meteor stream provides one of the most intense annual meteor displays, but unfortunately, there's a stumbling block this year in the form of the moon
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