The Geminid Meteor shower is peaking on the nights of December 13th and 14th, delighting viewers on Earth with between 50 and 120 shooting stars every hour. This annual event is sometimes known as “Nature’s Holiday Light Show,” lighting up the skies with bright green streaks. To view the display, head outside after 10 pm, and look to the east. If you are viewing just before dawn, the shooting stars will be seen in the south. Accompanying this display will be a small green comet, known as 46P/Wirtanen. Both the meteor shower and the comet are visible without telescopes or binoculars.Read More Geminid Meteor Shower Peaking Now – View Nature’s Holiday Light Show (and a Green Comet as Well)!
The Lyrid Meteor Shower was seen on the weekend of April 21st and 22nd. The Eta Aquariids are currently visible from the southern hemisphere.Read More Look up! It’s the Lyrid Meteor Shower!