Submitted by Jewels on December 3, 2019 - 9:58am. Submitted by Theresa Porti on June 16, 2020 - 3:16am. What a treat. This great a lot of glare which can ruin it for skywatchers. The Perseid shower is named for the constellation Perseus, which is its radiant. Skies will be mostly clear Friday night into Saturday to see this meteor shower. Most meteor showers are spawned by comets. I feel like a little kid right now I'm so excited still. Witnessed a bright meteorite that broke into two burning pieces just before landfall in Northwest Oklahoma City about 9:15 pm last night while traveling north on I-44 a few miles south of the I-40 interchange. Find viewing tips for the two “biggies” here: the Perseid Meteor Shower and the Geminid Meteor Shower. Submitted by Axw on August 10, 2018 - 5:44pm. I have googled sightings but nothing reported this evening. Meteor Shower Calendar 2020 About Us The American Meteor Society, Ltd. is a non-profit scientific organization founded in 1911 and established to inform, encourage, and support the research activities of both amateur and professional astronomers who are interested in the fascinating field of Meteor … Plan a drive or a camping trip! See more facts about meteor showers. thanks for the interesting article. It was not the small specks of a meteor shower, but rather like the 'down arc' of a fireworks - with a long, continuous trail of sparks, which disappeared into the horizon very quickly. You should be able to see them for a few more nights after the peak, at least. Try to get to a viewing site as far as possible from bright lights. Fireworks are doubtful at that hour on a Tuesday night/Wednesday morning in 6° C. It was amazing and, of course, i made a wish. Custom programming and server maintenance by, What are Meteor Showers: Facts About Shooting Stars, *May vary by one or two days    **Moonless, rural sky. Locating Perseus might therefore help you to see as many meteors as possible. I was coming home to this evening about 7:38 and in the northeastern sky I saw a beautiful big falling star falling so slowly and it looked like it hit the treetops it was so close to the ground it was beautiful!And yes i made a wish!! It is easier to see meteors when the Moon is not up. Custom programming and server maintenance by. Submitted by sandy on July 25, 2019 - 9:22am. Normally, the best time to watch is between midnight and dawn. A sparkle flaring tail with about 5mm length in size , lasted 3 seconds, Submitted by Norman wood on April 29, 2020 - 4:37am. Even with the moonglare, the Perseids fall at a rate of about 50 meteors per hour during their peak nights—and the Perseids are especially bright meteors. See your local moonrise times. Can't wait till my girls get a little older and see their first one. Look up 5G on space.com, Submitted by Ren on May 16, 2020 - 7:47pm. You’ll have the best luck by gazing at whatever part of the sky is darkest at your location. The Quadrantids meteor shower peaks tonight. Meteor sighting at 11:04 pm eastern sky from Long Island, New York, USA, trail of red then green then yellow. At approximately 10:15 PST 29 January 2020 (tonight) I witnessed what appeared to have been 1 large comet immediately followed by 2 smaller comets trailing closely behind! I just happened to look up while on my porch at about 230am in Tewksbury MA and saw a very bright white star shoot across the sky! The concentration of meteors is higher when the comet is near Earth. The Perseids are considered the best meteor shower of the year—thanks to meteors streaking across the sky every couple minutes and pleasant summer temperatures. The Quadrantids meteor shower is derived from pieces of asteroid 2003 EH1, which is an old, extinct comet. Trail was very very long and bright, running from south to north. October 22, 2020 | 0 Comments | 0 Comments Even if the viewing conditions aren’t the best, you’re likely to spot some meteors during the maximum nights of the Perseid meteor shower. )- I witnessed the moon later from home at 11:00 pm CT. It's going to be my go to now to help add a little something to my nights. The meteor count is usually highest in the pre-dawn hours because that is when it’s darkest and when your position on Earth is forward to the motion through the dust cloud. Bright moonlight, within a few days of a full Moon will reduce the number of meteors that you will see. See your local moonrise and set times! Very strange . Watching a meteor shower could not be simpler. However, in 2020, the Last Quarter Moon is out during the peak. Find viewing tips for the two “biggies” here: the Perseid Meteor Shower and the Geminid Meteor Shower. Submitted by Tracey Bradbery on August 24, 2019 - 1:09am, Last night Friday 23/8 having just arrived at hotel in inner city Sydney I could not believe what I saw in twilight sky. with so much brightness. Submitted by Rebecca on May 18, 2020 - 12:05am, I saw several lights traveling at the same speed and equidistant on evening several months ago - I counted approx. Its light pollution will affect the whole sky, but it will be worse closer to the Moon. Meteors will radiate between the handle of the Big Dipper and the head of Draco, the dragon, and will appear bluish. Spead a blanket on the ground and get cozy. Yet I saw a meteor, going about 15*-20*, apparently emanating from Pleiades. Worried about a meteor hitting Earth while you’re watching? Submitted by Carol russo on July 24, 2019 - 11:25pm. Was walking after dark a few nights ago, maybe 3/5. As we approach the new Moon phase, the Moon will rise later and later into the morning so you can still get out. thanks, Submitted by Theresa Porti on June 16, 2020 - 3:18am. To increase your chance for catching this meteor shower, you will want to avoid areas with high light pollution, like downtown Phoenix, and remain outside for at least 20-30 minutes to give your eyes a chance to adjust. Submitted by foreveryoung on July 29, 2020 - 11:04am. Avoid looking at your cell phone or other lights during the meteor shower, as this will damage your night vision. It doesn’t matter where you live in the Northern Hemisphere. The Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli linked the Perseid shower to Comet Swift-Tuttle in 1866, four years after the comet was detected by modern astronomers.Learn about the other major annual meteor shower, the Geminid meteor shower, here. Did anyone else see it? You’ll want to avoid city lights. You’ll need about 20 minutes for your eyes to adapt to the darker skies, so be patient. So very bright. Check our short range forecast to see whether it’ll be a stormy evening or clear skies. Obviously, the weather needs to cooperate so that the skies are clear. I was talking to my friend and I stood up told her to turn around and she too for the first time ever witnessed a falling star so to speak. Any other sightings? Submitted by jamiedaly on July 18, 2020 - 7:24pm, I'm in clonmel co Tipperary I just seen a shooting star so big n bright flying so fast it actually passed a plane flying in opsite direction it looked so close to plane we thought it was going to crash, Submitted by peter mcmanus on July 16, 2020 - 3:00am, saw a meteor this morning,i live in Schofields in sydney,and was driving to work on schofields rd,meteor was heading east,can u tell me anything more about it When Swift-Tuttle was very close to Earth in 1993, however, the peak rate was between 200 and 500 meteors per hour. Submitted by Cecilia on January 1, 2020 - 9:59am. While the shower is best when moonlight is absent, you can still watch for shooting stars if the Moon’s around. So happy I found this site. It is better to look at the whole sky than a tiny part of it, and your eyes will automatically move toward any motion up above. Where and when to watch the peak of 2020's first meteor shower in Arizona Find a dark spot away from light pollution and allow your eyes to adjust. Our Meteor Shower Calendar for 2020 has dates for all the principal meteor showers—plus viewing tips from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Submitted by Vaneza Borlaza on April 21, 2020 - 5:20pm. The Quadrantids meteor shower peaks tonight. The Orionids Meteor Shower started its display of "star" show in night time last October 2 when the planet finally arrived at … meteor arizona 2020 - October 22, 2020 - ... Find viewing tips for the two “biggies” here: the Perseid Meteor Shower and the Geminid Meteor Shower. I hope I can see a lot of them falling slowly. So your chances of seeing at least a few meteors are good! Not a time. Any time is a good time to watch for meteors - especially midnight to dawn - as there is always some dust or other cloud that Earth is plowing through. A radiant is the point of origin of the meteor shower, so the Perseid meteors will appear to be traveling away from the constellation Perseus in the night sky. My partner looked them up and thought they were satellites. The moon was a bit less than 3/4 full. RELATED: MAP: Where to stargaze in Phoenix area. Just witnessed a falling star with a lengthy tail that extinguished just before the horizon due north during a showery night in North West Ontario 1 km south of the junction Hwy 125 and Hwy 105 at almost exactly 9:30 pm CT during the Harvest Full moon on Friday 13th ( first time in 20 years ! Let's unite the planets! You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. The sky needs to be dark, away from all the city lights. The first meteor shower of 2020 peaks overnight! Viewing Tips for the Perseid Meteor Shower. Submitted by Stuart Rolland on August 12, 2020 - 12:22pm. Onlookers will want to look toward the northeastern horizon to get a glimpse of the nearly 60-120 meteors per hour that will be visible. I am in Southern California and the evening sky is very clear right now. Watched 20/30 stars (lights) consistent size, following in a row like geese fly, headed west to east at 6:20 a.m. for approximately 3 minutes., then disappeared. As a comet orbits the Sun it sheds an icy, dusty debris stream along its orbit. I wouldn't even know where to begin to look for it as distance could be anywhere. It looked like it was much closer than all of the other shooting stars I've seen that seem to fade fast and leave a very thin trail but this one was much thicker and was so bright! What’s with that? I thought it was a falling ball of a plane on fire due to size and the tail behind it. It was so beautiful but it fall fast. A single meteor or three? A sleeping bag on the ground works, too. In the early 20th century, the peak rate of the Perseid meteor shower was as low as 4 meteors per hour. The annual Perseid Meteor Shower peaks from August 11 to 13. Never saw a meteor Note that the meteor shower dates do not change much from year to year, though the peak of a shower may vary by a day or two. The first record of the Perseid meteor shower comes from a Chinese manuscript written in A.D. 36. Everyone can see the Perseids. Posted By meteor shower arizona may 2020. Meteors occur when Earth rushes through a stream of dust and debris left behind by a passing comet (the Swift-Tuttle comet, in the case of the Perseids). We see the result as a meteor.