Meteor Showers

Every year, the Earth passes through debris trails left by comets, resulting in a spectacular celestial event called a meteor shower. The view of the bright meteors piercing through the dark night sky captures the attention of thousands of people around the world. Look through our themed articles to learn when and how to observe "shooting stars".

Meteor storm

Meteor Storm: What Is It, And When Is The Next Meteor Outburst?

~4 min
Astronomical News

A meteor storm is the rarest and most spectacular meteor event: that’s when a stream fires over 1,000 meteors per hour! Learn when to observe such a show.

Alpha Centaurids 2023

Alpha Centaurids: Meteor Shower in February 2024

~3 min
Astronomical News

Watch the Alpha Centaurid meteor shower this February! 🌠 Find out when you can see the most meteors and learn about the observation conditions in 2024.

Geminid Meteor Shower

Geminids 2024: How to See December’s Best Meteor Shower

~4 min
Astronomical News

Don't miss one of the year's final major meteor showers — the Geminids! Discover the meteor shower’s peak time and observing tips.

Meteor showers in December

Meteor Showers in December 2024: When to See Shooting Stars Tonight

~5 min
Astronomical News

Several meteor showers will reach their peak in December 2024. Find out their peak dates and the Moon’s phase and get an observation forecast.

The Ursids meteor shower

Ursids 2024: December’s Final Meteor Shower

~2 min
Astronomical News

The Ursids reach their peak at the end of December. Learn when and where you can see them and what the observation conditions are in 2024.

Meteor showers March-June 2024

Meteor Shower Calendar: March - June 2024

~5 min
Astronomical News

Six meteor showers reach their maximum activity from March to June 2024. In this article, you’ll find info on the peak dates and observing conditions.

November Meteor Showers 2024

​​Blink and Miss: November 2024 Meteor Showers with the Leonids in the Spotlight!

~4 min
Astronomical News

Five meteor showers are reaching their peaks in November. Learn about each of them and get tips for observing this month's meteors.

The Lyrids Light Up the Sky

Lyrids 2024: Where to See the Meteor Shower in April

~3 min
Astronomical News

Explore the wonder of shooting stars in our guide to the Lyrid meteor shower! Find simple tips on how to view the meteors. Your journey into the night sky starts now!

Orionids 2023

The Orionids 2024: Where & When To See the Meteor Shower In October?

~4 min
Astronomical News

The Orionids are one of the fastest and most prolific meteor showers of the year. Read this article to learn how and when to see it.

October Meteor Showers 2024

Meteor Showers in October 2024: Orionids, Draconids & More Shooting Stars Tonight

~6 min
Astronomical News

In October 2024, several notable meteor showers will grace the skies. One of them will be the famous Orionids. Find out the best days for observation and get useful viewing tips.