Thursday, May 23, 2013

Annual Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower

Meteor Shower would be the most awesome and fun astronomical event that can happen every year.
so this are the list of the Major Meteor Shower:

Quadrantids: this meteor shower is originated from the constellation Quadran Muralis. On modern star charts, this radiant is located where the constellations Hercules, Bootes, Draco meet in the sky, can produce over 100 meteors per hour. peak date January 2-3.

Lyrids: an April meteor shower event, looking at the night sky during april 21-22 you will see the constellation lyra, that produce 10-20 meteors per hour. April here in the Philippines is good for observation activities. Lyrids produce fireballs that are bright enough for you to satisfy your night observation. (Pictures: left-right South view and North View)

Eta Aquarids: this meteor shower is mostly active at the southern hemisphere, it can produce 60 meteors per hour, while in northern hemisphere it produce 30 meteors per hour. Eta Aquarid meteor shower is from the constellation Aquarius. peak date May 4-5.

Delta Aquarids: a meteor shower during the month of July, say hello to Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower. it peaks on July 27-28 and can produce 20 meteors per hour.

Perseids: one of the famous meteor shower, it provide blue and white fireballs. constellation Perseus is easy to spot, always look for Cassiopeia, Cepheus and Andromeda, Perseus is near to them. August 11-12 is the best night for you to observe the Perseid meteor shower, it produce 60 meteors per hour.

Draconids: good for people who don't want to observe in the morning, Draconids produce its meteor during evening sky. Draconids is the opening meteor shower event in the month of October before Orionids. peak dates October 7-8 and produce 10 meteors per hour.

Orionids: considered as one of the famous meteor shower. constellation Orion is the most easy to spot during the winter solstice night sky. Orionids falls from the month of October and peaks on October 21-22. it produce 20 meteors per hour.

Taurids: the Taurid meteor shower is divided into two south and north Taurid meteor shower. both peaks in the month of november during 1st and 2nd week of November. South Taurid meteor shower; peak date: November 4-5 and produce 7 meteors per hour. North Taurid meteor shower; peak date: november 11-12 and produce 7 meteors per hour.

Leonids: one of the famous meteor shower. produce 15 meteors per hour, but in the history of Astronomy leonids produce hundred of meteors per hour, they call it meteor storm and it happens every 33 years. peak date: November 16-17.

Geminids: most awaited and famous meteor shower. even though your in a polluted area, you can still see the Geminid meteor shower. produce 50-100 meteors per hour and the most awesome thing in this meteor shower, are multi colored it has yellow, orange, white, blue, violet, green etc... December 13-14 are the peak dates of the Geminid meteor shower.

Ursids: the last meteor shower event. from the constellation Ursa Minor, this Ursid meteor shower is visible in the northern hemisphere. produce 10 meteor per hour and peaks on December 21-22 before Christmas.

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