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Meteor Shower Guide for 2016 (Earthsky)

Hi All,  am bit behind with all this astronomy stuff…Will get it sorted and blog info/ details..   But for now, here’s the info from EarthSky site.

Follow the links below to learn about meteor showers in 2016! Remember that, for most showers, you can watch for several nights around the shower’s peak.

January 3-4, 2016 Quadrantids

April 21-22, 2016 Lyrids

May 5-6, 2016 Eta Aquarids

July 28-29, 2016 Delta Aquarids

August 11-12, 2016 Perseids

October 7, 2016 Draconids

October 20-21, 2016 Orionids

November 4-5, 2016 South Taurids

November 11-12, 2016 North Taurids

November 16-17, 2016 Leonids

December 13-14, 2016 Geminids

Major Meteor Showers (shooting Stars) for 2014

Meteor showers 2014  -bg2

Here’s a list of major Meteor Showers that many of us are going to be able to observe in 2014.

I  set up facebook events for a few (in the later half of 2013) and it was popular ..as in people were happy to get the info and go out and check on those respective nights..  So have set up `Events’ for these ones on my facebook profile..   Just click, join or don’t join..  as long as you get out and look 🙂

Info for each one is gathered from a variety of Scientific sources freely published online by various organisations.  (will reference it later).


Stellar Wishes


related links

How to photograph Meteors (personal tips and techniques)

Jupiter NOW (photo with a normal digital camera)

Video clip (few seconds) of a Meteor (using my digi.cam)


Meteor Showers of 2014 (compiled by Mani Navasothy. Various sources)
Click on these to see each one

Dates      |     Name       |      Event Link

3rd Jan’14 – Quadrantids – https://www.facebook.com/events/266591143489377
22 April’14 – Lyrids – https://www.facebook.com/events/700957536610135
5 May’14 – Eta Aquarids – https://www.facebook.com/events/672642272780795
24 May’14 – Meteor Storm – https://www.facebook.com/events/758025977544313
28 July’14 – Delta Aquarids – https://www.facebook.com/events/1436643623216445
12 Aug’14 – Perseids – https://www.facebook.com/events/623490307709915
8 Oct’14 – Draconids – https://www.facebook.com/events/675613872459368
21 Oct’14 – Orionids – https://www.facebook.com/events/262447293908645
5 Nov’14 -Northern Taurids – https://www.facebook.com/events/203862176467119
17 Nov’14 – Leonids – https://www.facebook.com/events/198830960306025
14 Dec’14 – Geminids – https://www.facebook.com/events/563959320357031
22 Dec’14- Ursids- https://www.facebook.com/events/455734304533017