Interested in Meteor Showers?
Tired of looking in the sky and its too cloudy to see any shooting stars?
Let us help!!
On the days of visible meteor showers our team of forecasters will post weather forecasts with detailed cloud/sky coverage. Optimum time for viewing with the least cloud coverage and geographic positioning will be posted right here on our weather news page!
Below are the dates of 2014 upcoming meteor showers
Name Date of Peak Moon Phase
Lyrids Night of April 21 Rises around 3 a.m.
Eta Aquarids Night of May 5 Sets after midnight
Comet Night of May 23 Early morning crescent
Perseids Night of August 12 In view most of the night
Orionids Night of October 21 Dawn crescent
Leonids Nights of November16/17 Early morning crescent
Geminids Night of December 13 In view after midnight
Don't miss out on these great astronomical occurances again!
and incase you're interested in the details...
What is a meteor shower?
A meteor shower is a spike in the number of meteors or "shooting stars" that streak through the night sky. Most meteor showers are spawned by comets. As a comet orbits the Sun it sheds an icy, dusty debris stream along its orbit. If Earth travels through this stream, we will see a meteor shower. Although the meteors can appear anywhere in the sky, if you trace their paths, the meteors in each shower appear to "rain" into the sky from the same region.