Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceThe peak of the Perseid meteor shower is set to happen on Saturday night and Sunday morning, August 11 and 12, 2012. Watch it under your local night sky!
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Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceThe Orionid meteor shower is expected to be "beautiful" in 2012, along with producing a lot of speedy meteors shooting across the night sky on October 21, 2012, the shower's peak.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceThe Draconid meteor shower is set to encounter Earth, at its maximum, on the evening of October 7 and the morning of October 8, 2012. Though only a modest display is expected in 2012, the Draconids are well-kown to being unpredictable. Thus, you will not know if you'll get a good show unless you're out there looking up in the night sky.
Featured | Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceA new meteor shower may make its first appearance in December 2012. The source of the new shower is Comet Wirtanen. And, its first appearance may coincide with the Geminid meteor shower.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceAstronomers are predicting over 50 meteor per hour should be seen at the peak of the Geminid meteor shower; that's just under 1 meteor per minute. So, with a clear sky and good weather conditions you should have a good time watching the Geminids overhead.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceThe Earth will be passing through meteors left over from the Comet Encke during November 2012, what we humans call the Taurid meteor shower. Although we'll probably only see a few of them per hour, past experiences have seen some of them turn into fireballs.
The Perseids meteor shower is scheduled to peak on the morning of Saturday, August 13, 2011. However, a full Moon that night will put a damper on observing. It might be prudent to catch them earlier in the month.
Written by: William Atkins | Published in: SpaceThe Perseids meteor shower is now showing at your local night-sky theatre, so while you are watching 30 Perseids per hour, or even possibly up to 90 or 100, also take a look at the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter.