Meteor Showers `16

download1Meteors are relatively known as ‘Shooting Stars’ or ‘Falling Stars’.  Millions of meteors occur in the Earth’s atmosphere daily!  But there is a catch, Meteors only become visible between about 75 to 120 km (47 to 75 mi) above the Earth.The VL (visible light) produced by a meteor may take on various hues and is dependent on the chemical composition of the meteoroid, and the speed of its movement through the atmosphere. Here is the list of possible meteor showers,

January 3-4, 2016 (Quadrantids)

April 21-22, 2016 (Lyrids)

May 5-6, 2016 (Eta Aquarids)

July 28-29, 2016 Delta (Aquarids)

August 11-12, 2016 (Perseids)

October 7, 2016 (Draconids)

October 20-21, 2016 (Orionids)

November 4-5, 2016 (South Taurids)

November 11-12, 2016 (North Taurids)

November 16-17, 2016 (Leonids)

December 13-14, 2016 (Geminids)

Happy Meteor Sighting! -Team EE



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  1. Nice list! 🙂 And awesome photo – it’s gorgeous! You did a great job combining scientific info in a concise, easily-accessible way.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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