The August Perseid Meteor Shower is Tonight
Every year in early August, the Earth passes through the debris left by Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle, which creates the Perseid meteor shower
August 11, 2020
Join Lowell Observatory at 9P PT on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, for a live stream of the Perseid meteor shower, hosted by astronomer Dr. Nick Moskovitz and research assistant Megan Gialluca. We’ll use the All-Sky Camera at the Lowell Discovery Telescope to hunt for meteors together. After that, you’ll be ready to find more on your own, when the meteor showers peak in the hours before dawn.
The Perseid Meteor Shower Reaches its Peak
Stargazers rejoice! The annual Perseid meteor shower is upon us. Here's what you need to know...(updated August 11, 2022)
How to Watch the Orionids Meteor Shower in 2021
If you've seen a shooting star on a recent stargazing jaunt, you've spotted the very beginning of the Orionids meteor shower. It happens every fall in October or early November, and peak viewing hours are coming soon to skies near you.
Curiosity Daily Podcast: Why People Love (or Hate) Horror Movies, Stopping Overpopulation, and Orionids Meteor Shower
Learn about the scientific reasons why people either love or hate horror movies; the surprising way life expectancy affects population growth; and, where you can catch the Orionids meteor shower this weekend.
Curiosity Daily Podcast: You’re Almost Entirely Empty Space, What Defines Seconds, and the Lyrid Meteor Shower
Learn about why you’re almost completely made up of empty space; what defines a second of time; and where you can watch the Lyrid meteor shower this Tuesday.
Curiosity Daily Podcast: Jet Lag Is Worse When You Travel East, Earth’s Wandering Poles, and Geminid Meteor Shower
Learn when you can catch the Geminid Meteor Shower this month, and why it’s unique; why jet lag is worse when you travel east; and research into how the Earth’s wandering poles may have caused our ice age.
One Night, Two Meteor Showers - Tonight!
Just before the close of the seventh month each year, the Earth makes a trip through some comet debris to create the meteor showers. Look up and this year, you may be able to catch two very special meteor showers happening on the same night!!
First Meteor Shower of 2021 Peaks This Weekend
Meet the Quadrantids. An annual meteor shower that graces the skies right around January 1. This year the shower will be competing with the light of the moon, but if you're lucky you may be able to catch it in the sky this weekend.
The Geminids Meteor Shower will Grace the Sky Sunday Night
The Geminids are one of the most spectacular annual meteor showers, with up to 120 meteors per hour visible during peak. You can see it on Sunday, December 13 through night all the way up until dawn on Monday.