The Lyrid Meteor Shower of 2020 Peaks Tonight!

The Lyrid Meteor Shower of 2020 Peaks Tonight!

Tonight (on the night of the 21st and the 22nd of April) anyone who wants can watch with the naked eye the maximum of the Lyrids meteor shower. An average of 10-15 meteors per hour are expected to fall! Lyrids are observed since 687 BC, but their behavior over the years is unpredictable and often brings surprises. The stream has repeatedly shown unexpected bursts of activity. In 1803 , at the maximum, have fallen more than 700 shooting stars per hours, and in 1922 – 1800! To spot the Lyrids, find a dark sky away from light pollution and look...
Ursids Are Coming – The Last Meteor Shower of The Year!

Ursids Are Coming – The Last Meteor Shower of The Year!

On the night of December 23rd, rain from falling stars awaits us. It is on the eve of the Christmas holidays that the Ursids – the last meteor shower of the year – reach its peak. It has a “modest” intensity – about 10 meteors per hour, so if you are superstitious, it’s time to make a wish list. Ursids are active between December 17-26. Their parent body is the comet 12P / Pons-Brooks, with a period of about 70.7 years. The name of the stream is taken from its radiant point, which is located in the constellation Ursa Minor....