Meteor showers 2016, 2017

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 (or colloquially shooting stars or falling stars) are smaller than a grain of sand, so almost all of them disintegrate and never hit the Earth's surface.

The most visible meteor shower in most years are the Perseids, which peak on August 12 of each year at over 1 meteor a minute. The most spectacular meteor shower is probably the Leonids, the King of Meteor Showers which peaks on a day near 17 November. Approximately every 33 years the Leonid shower produces a "meteor storm", peaking at rates of thousands of meteors per hour. (From: Wikipedia)

Upcoming events:

Jan 01 - 05, 2016 Quadrantids 2016 World
Jan 03, 2016 Peak of Quadrantid meteor shower 2016 World
Aug 12, 2016 Peak of Perseid meteor shower 2016 World
Nov 14 - 21, 2016 Leonids 2016 World
Nov 17, 2016 Peak of Leonid meteor shower 2016 World
Meteor showers 2017
Jan 01 - 05, 2017 Quadrantids 2017 World
Jan 03, 2017 Peak of Quadrantid meteor shower 2017 World
Aug 12, 2017 Peak of Perseid meteor shower 2017 World
Nov 14 - 21, 2017 Leonids 2017 World
Nov 17, 2017 Peak of Leonid meteor shower 2017 World

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