The Leonid Meteor Shower Is Tonight and Here's How to Watch It-The Leonids are tonight! Should you watch? Oh, yes. Here’s how, when, and why to watch the meteor shower tonight—along with something strangely colorful you may be able to spot in this year’s shower.
The Leonid Meteor Shower Is Tonight and Here's How to Watch It
Tonight's Draconid meteor shower may be one of your best -- and most convenient -- opportunities to see such a celestial phenomenon for the rest of the year. Most meteor showers peak in the wee hours of the morning, but the Draconid meteors are generally best observed in the early evening. In the U.S., the best viewing time for the Oct. 7 shower should be just after sunset, USA Today reported.
An annual meteor shower peaks this weekend, a time when dark skies should make for great viewing opportunities in the Northern Hemisphere. The Lyrid meteor shower is expected to reach maximum intensity overnight from Saturday to Sunday (April 21 to 22), with the best observing opportunities coming between midnight and dawn on the 22nd local time, experts say. The moon will be nearly new at that time, so its glare shouldn't drown out too many of the Lyrids' brief flashes.
Sunspot AR2665 has grown into a behemoth almost as wide as the planet Jupiter today, July 10, 2017.
So, it's 2014, and astronomy is looking really good this year! In fact, we've gone ahead and put together some of the most notable events right here for you, courtesy of Universe Today. Be sure to mark your calendars and keep your eyes on the sky! One of the most exciting events may be a possible meteor shower, courtesy of the remains of would-be comet of the century ISON.
2012 Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Roberto PortoCredit: Roberto PortoA Quadrantid meteor is seen streaking across a cloud-spattered sky with shadowy rocks in the foreground in this dazzling photo by astrophotographer Roberto Porto taken on Jan. 4, 2012 on Tenerife Island in Spain's Canary Islands during the meteor shower's peak.