Meteor Watch Day 2021 is on Wednesday, June 30, 2021: what are the best days to watch meteors in 2011?

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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 is Meteor Watch Day 2021. Celebrate Meteor Day: Out of this world show! - National Holidays ... It's Meteor Day, also known as

Meteor Watch Day

Today is Meteor Watch Day! A meteor or “shooting star” may be the visible streak of sunshine from the heated and glowing meteoroid falling with the Earth’s atmosphere it's also call a “shooting star”.Legend has it when you wanted upon a shooting star the wish will come true. It's thought to possess came from in A holiday in greece, when a Greek astronomer Ptolemy, around AD 127-151, wrote the Gods from time to time, from curiosity, peer lower in the Earth from between your spheres. If this happened stars sometimes slip with the gap, becoming visible as shooting stars. It had been though that since the Gods were already searching at us, they'd become more receptive to the wishes we made!Are you aware that these shooting stars are really really small? How big the meteoroid can differ how big a fists to how big a pebble. 1000's of meteoroids go into the Earth’s atmosphere every day, but very couple of of these really achieve the top however when they are doing, they're known as “meteorites.”To celebrate Meteor Watch Day, expect obvious skies and spend a while star-looking. Or why don't you discover once the next meteor shower will occur. Remember if you notice a shooting start create a wish, the Gods may answer it.

what are the best days to watch meteors in 2011?

August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower's peak usually occurs on August 13 & 14, but you may be able to see some meteors any time from July 23 - August 22. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Perseus. The full moon will definitely be a problem this year, hiding the fainter meteors with its glare. But with up to 60 meteors per hour possible, it could still be a great show. Find a location far from city lights and look to the northeast after midnight.

October 21, 22 - Orionids Meteor Shower. The Orionids is an average shower producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. This shower usually peaks on the 21st, but it is highly irregular. A good show could be experienced on any morning from October 20 - 24, and some meteors may be seen any time from October 17 - 25. The nearly last quarter moon may hide some of the faintest meteors this year. Best viewing will be to the east after midnight. Be sure to find a dark location far from city lights

November 17, 18 - Leonids Meteor Shower. The Leonids is one of the better meteor showers to observe, producing an average of 40 meteors per hour at their peak. The shower itself has a cyclic peak year every 33 years where hundreds of meteors can be seen each hour. The last of these occurred in 2001. The shower usually peaks on November 17 & 18, but you may see some meteors from November 13 - 20. The nearly last quarter moon may hide some of the faintest meteors this year, but this should still be an excellent show. Look for the shower radiating from the constellation Leo after midnight.

December 13, 14 - Geminids Meteor Shower. Considered by many to be the best meteor shower in the heavens, the Geminids are known for producing up to 60 multicolored meteors per hour at their peak. The peak of the shower usually occurs around December 13 & 14, although some meteors should be visible from December 6 - 19. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Gemini. The gibbous moon will definitely interfere this year by hiding the faintest meteors, but with up to 60 meteors per hour possible, this should still be an excellent show. Best viewing is usually to the east after midnight from a dark location.

What is the best time of day to watch a meteor shower ?

What is the best time of day to watch a meteor shower ?

There are hundreds of meteors that streak through the atmosphere of the earth each and every day and night. There are times when the earth passes through what was the path of a comet and our atmosphere will pick up a lot of tiny specks of dust left behind from that comet. When that happens, it is called a meteor shower.

There are many meteor showers every year. ★ Meteor showers can occur several days prior, and several days after, their projected peak time. ★ Think about the rotation of the earth. As the Earth spins, it moves into the path of the dust in space so you want to look mostly towards the east and near the constellation that the shower is named for.

The darker the sky in your viewing location, then the more you can see of even the fainter meteors. If you are in a light polluted area, you will only be able to see the biggest and most bright meteors. They are best to watch if you have a friend with you.

This is the 2010 calendar of meteor showers from the International Meteor Organization.

They put the 2010 calendar on a pdf file this year so you can save it to your computer.

Here is their link for that.

Their home page can tell you how to get the very most out of your meteor shower viewing experience.

Watching the Leonid Meteor shower in Illinois?

Watching the Leonid Meteor shower in Illinois?

There are hundreds of meteors that streak through the atmosphere of the earth each and every day and night. There are times when the earth passes through what was the path of a comet and our atmosphere will pick up a lot of tiny specks of dust left behind from that comet. When that happens, it is called a meteor shower.

There are many meteor showers every year. Meteor showers can occur several days prior and several days after their projected peak time. Think about the rotation of the earth. As the Earth spins, it moves into the path of the dust in space so you want to look mostly towards the east and near the constellation that the shower is named for. The darker the sky in your viewing location, then the more you can see of even the fainter meteors. If you are in a light polluted area, you will only be able to see the biggest and most bright meteors. They are best to watch if you have a friend with you.

This is the 2009 calendar of meteor showers from the International Meteor Organization. When 2010 gets here, change the date on this link to 2010 and you should see the calendar for all of next year too. (The last time I checked, they hadn't quite finished building the 2010 one yet.)

Their home page can tell you how to get the very most out of your meteor shower viewing experience.

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