2014 Meteor Shower
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2014 Meteorshower

When a number of meteors radiate from a single point in the sky then it is said to be a meteoric shower. This is a dazzling cosmic event to watch out. Meteors are the debris from heavenly bodies called meteroids that eneter the earth's atmoshphere with high speed. The meteors never reach the earth's surface and disintegrate when the travel through the same.

Meteor showers are usually named after the nearest bright star with a Greek or Roman letter assigned that is close to the radiant position at the peak of the shower and they usually end in "id" or "ids". The most visible meteor shower are the Perseids, which peak on 12 August of each year at over one meteor per minute. Most meteors occur in the region of the atmosphere called the thermosphere. This “meteoric region” lies between about 80 km and 120 km (50 to 75 miles) in altitude. The month of November is best known for the meteor storms that give us the most spectacular displays the night sky has to offer. 2014 Equinoxes - Solstices


Date Meteor Event
Jan 03, 2014 Peak of Quadrantid meteor shower 2014
Aug 12, 2014 Peak of Perseid meteor shower 2014
Nov 14 - 21, 2014 Leonids 2014
Nov 17, 2014 Peak of Leonid meteor shower 2014

2014 Meteor Shower  Peak of Quadrantid meteor shower 2014 -   The peak of the Quadrantid activity in 2014 is expected during the night of 3rd January 2014. The Quadrantids are an easily visible January meteor shower. The peak intensity is exceedingly very sharp and the meteor rates exceed one-half of their highest value for only about 8 hour.

Hence the stream of particles that produces this shower is and less in age. The parent body of the Quadrantids has been identified as the minor planet 2003 EH1. The radiant of this shower is the constellation Boötes.

The name of Quadrantid comes from Quadrans Muralis, a constellation that is now part of Boötes. It lies between the end of the handle of the Big Dipper and the quadrilateral of stars marking the head of the constellation Draco.

2014 Meteor Shower  Peak of Perseid meteor shower 2014 -   The peak period of the Perseid activity in 2014 is expected on 12th August 2014. The Perseids is a very prolific meteor shower. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14.

2014 Meteor Shower  Leonids 2014 -   The Leonids are a meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which is visible between the 14th and 21st of November 2014. The Leonids get their name from their location in the constellation Leo.

2014 Meteor Shower  Peak of Leonid meteor shower 2014 -   The maximum of the Leonid activity in 2014 is expected during the night of 17th November 2014. The Leonids are a prolific meteor shower. It tends to peak around November 17, but some are spread through several days on either side and the specific peak changing every year.