Meteor Shower

A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate, or originate, from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories. Most meteors are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth's surface. Very intense or unusual meteor showers are known as meteor outbursts and meteor storms, which produce at least 1,000 meteors an hour, most notably from the Leonids. The Meteor Data Centre lists over 900 suspected meteor showers of which about 100 are well established. Several organizations point to viewing opportunities on the Internet. NASA maintains a daily map of active meteor showers.

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How to see the 1st meteor shower of 2023

The Quadrantid meteor shower, one of winter's best shows, peaks late tonight (Jan. 3). However, the best time to view the shower is a few hours before sunrise tomorrow morning (Jan. 4) after the Moon has set. The shower's zenithal hourly rate is expected to be about 110 meteors per hour.

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How to see the stunning Geminid meteor shower light up the sky on Dec. 14

The Geminid meteor shower peaks this year on Wednesday, December 14, with a peak rate of some 150 meteors per hour.

See the Geminid meteor shower light up the night sky this week on Dec. 14

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