May 6-7, 2010 is the peak of the eta Aquarid meteor shower for both hemispheres of Earth. Expect to see thirty or more meteors per hour at its maximum just before local sunrise if in the southern hemisphere, and about one-third that many if in the north.
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.
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.
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.
The Lyrid meteor shower is set to occur here on Earth during the early mornings of April 21, 22, and 23, 2010. Set you alarm clock before sunrise for the best viewing opportunities over your local night sky.
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!
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.
On July 11, 2010, a total solar eclipse will occur in the southern Pacific Ocean, including Easter Island, Cook Islands, several French Polynesian atolls, including Tuamotu, and the southern tip of Argentina and Chile, in South America.