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Watch a meteor shower
Meteor showers occur when the Earth passes through the debris left behind by a comet, resulting in a spectacular celestial display.
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Planning date: 07/27/24
Meteor Showers Calendar 2023: Times and Dates
Is there a meteor shower tonight? When is the next meteor shower? Our 2023 Meteor Shower Calendar has times and dates for all the best meteor showers—plus viewing tips from The Old Farmer's Almanac. Catch a shooting star!
At Kaniyasihk with Curtis and kiddos
Viewing tips and schedule
For future reference...
Perseids, August 11-13, 2022
Orionids, October 21-22, 2022
Geminids, December 13-14, 2022
Maybe, if I'd have stayed out later, I'd have had a chance, but, despite clear skies for much of the day, clouds and lightning in the distance wiped out my chances at seeing the meteors last night. If I get another clear night in the next few days, I'll try again. Otherwise, I guess it's time to look up the dates of the next meteor shower.
Hoping to take one more shot at viewing the Perseid meteor shower tonight, but, so far, the clouds are winning, 2 to 0. At least it's been fun watching the lightning bugs!
August 11th: My husband and I tried to see the Perseids last night but the clouds moved in too quickly. Hoping to try again tonight.
Perseid meteor shower
Peak times: August 11th-13th, 2021, between 2 AM and Sunrise
Tried and succeeded in watching a couple meteors from the Unicorn Meteor Storm. It was super cloudy and we couldn’t go where it was dark but we stood in the backyard and watched a clear patch of sky. Done!
Attempted to watch Perseids shower tonight (August 12/18) as I have in the past. 2 raccoons fighting in the backyard put an end to that. Will try to book camping next August to be away from the city lights for it.
I watched one when I was little and I want to see one again!
Persid meteor showers
Saw 33 meteors in the Perseid meteor shower in the space of just over an hour - it was awesome!
almost done, i cannot see because of weather
Saw a meteor shower over our house, watching out of the skylight, with one huge golden shooting star flying right across the sky
Signing this one off for now, since we - my dog and I - made an attempt at watching the Orionids tonight. Caught one right at the beginning, three in quick succession about 10 minutes in, and then a period of silence for the next half hour. May try again at about 4am.
Perseid Meteor Shower, San Juan Island, WA, August 2016
With Sculpteo colleagues in Gorges d'Apremont on 12/08/2016
On the one hand, this would have been a good one for having a photo of.

On the other hand, taking photos at night, of the night sky, of meteors, is hard.

Completed somewhere on Mt Seymour.
Planning to watch the Eta Aquarids meteor shower on May 6th of 2016... should be a new moon for easy viewing!
Also August 13, 2015. Perseids meteor shower with dane and blake.
Perseïden meteorenstorm.

Drie vallende sterren = Drie wensen!


Active from July 13th to August 26th 2015

The Perseids are the most popular meteor shower as they peak on warm August nights as seen from the northern hemisphere. The Perseids are active from July 13 to August 26. They reach a strong maximum on August 12 or 13, depending on the year. Normal rates seen from rural locations range from 50-75 shower members per hour at maximum.The Persesids are particles released from comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle during its numerous returns to the inner solar system. They are called Perseids since the radiant (the area of the sky where the meteors seem to originate) is located near the prominent constellation of Perseus the hero when at maximum activity.
May 23rd?

Yes! May 23rd. Spent the night at ND & Joe's. Got up at 2 AM and stayed outside in the chilled morning air until 4 AM. Saw.....maybe 5? The meteor shower part of it was a bust, but we had loads of fun and smores. Will definitely be doing it again! :D
I did this with B on May 23. We went out to the Chabot Space Center in Oakland at midnight for the viewing party. Just saw a few meteors.
In August 2013!
Watch North American Meteor Shower in late august
Summer of Sasamat 2012. Watching a meteor shower with my friends on a quiet lake dock was pretty amazing.
The next one is on my birthday!

It was too cloudy :(
Done with the posse in the Spanish Fork Canyon...August 11-12, 2012. Gorgeous and super cool.
We drove near SAC Lake on base and watched the meteors. We saw a few great meteors fly by.
My husband is my high school sweet heart, and in high school we lay on his parents driveway and watched a meteor shower. :-) One of my fav memories
Next step: find out when next meteor shower is.
The light of the moon pretty much drowned them all out earlier this month
Upcoming: May 5, 6 and July 28 and 29
August 13
October 8
Astronomical occurrences observed:
Shooting star

Next meteor showers:

Perseids night of August 13
(Perseid meteors will appear to "rain" into the atmosphere from the constellation Perseus, which rises in the northeast around 11 p.m. in mid-August.)

Draconids night of October 8

Orionids night of October 21

Leonids night of November 17

Geminids night of December 13
I saw a shooting star while at Centre Parcs this year!
plan war da, Wolken nur leider auch
I would like to go somewhere secluded for this, suburbs aren't very fun =(
Persiods at the Barefoot Festival 30th July 2011
1/4/2012 @ 3am...counted 22 shooting stars in the hour I was watching. :)
Perseid Meteor Shower
Cloudy on both nights. April 21, 22 should be the next time meteors are coming out. No moon and no school. Backup plan will be on May 5 - 6
Either seeing the Geminids (December 13is) or Quadrantids (January ish)
See a meteor shower
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate 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.
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