Meteors & Meteor Showers
Reference Our meteor showers 2023 calendar will tell you everything you need to know about upcoming meteor showers, including where and when to see them.
One of the most famous of the annual meteor showers will soon be reaching its maximum: The Leonids. These ultrafast meteors are due to reach their peak on Saturday morning (Nov. 18).
Reference The Leonid meteor shower is active between Nov. 3 and Dec. 2 and will peak on Nov. 17-18, producing up to 15 meteors per hour.
The Northern Taurid meteor shower peaks overnight on Nov. 11, offering the chance to see fireballs created by debris from Comet 2P/Encke burning up in Earth's atmosphere.
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.
If skies are clear during this upcoming week, be sure to take a few moments to gaze upward. You just might be lucky and catch a glimpse of a spectacular sky sight — a Taurid meteor.
During the third week of October, the meteor display spawned by the debris shed by Halley reaches its peak: The Orionid meteor shower.
Reference The Draconid meteor shower peaks around Oct. 8. Here we explore what the Draconids are, where they are found and how you can see them.
Reference The Orionid meteor shower peaks between Oct. 20 and Oct. 21 and is visible until early November. We explore the annual shower in more detail here.
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