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2020 Meteor Shower


Meteor showers are great showy celestial events where a number of meteors descend or radiate from a single point in the sky. It is found that meteors entering the Earth's atmosphere spew streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids that travel on parallel paths and at high speeds. They are also called as shooting stars or falling stars by layman.

Most of them of very tiny pieces that they disintegrate during the journey and are gone before they enter the earth.

Some of the notable meteor showers are the Perseids, and the Leonids. The Perseids are visible all through the year and peak during mid-August. The Leonids are called the King of Meteor showers and peak around mid-November. Scan the north sky to view the Leonids. Driving south may lead you to darker skies, but the glow will dominate the northern horizons. Perseid meteors would be seen as a rain in the north east direction and can be viewed around midnight during mid-August.

The visiting meteors are visible when they are around 60 miles of 96.5 kms up. Meteors travel at a speed of about 30,000 mph or 48,280 kph and can reach temperatures of about 3000 Fahrenheit or 1648 degrees Celsius.

2020 Meteorshower

Escape the city glow, find a dark, secluded spot where vehicle headlights will not periodically ruin your night vision. Look for parks or other safe, dark sites to view these meteor showers. The meteor showers listed here are the easiest to observe and provide the most activity. Particular attention should be noted to the time and moonlight conditions. All these showers are best seen after midnight. Some are not even visible until after midnight. While the time each shower is best seen remains much the same year after year, the moonlight conditions change considerably from one year to the next.

Date
Meteor Event
Description
3-4 Jan 2020
Quadrantid meteor shower 2020
Quadrantid meteor shower will be peaked on 3rd and 4th January but it will be visible on 1-5 January 2020. One can see upto 40 meteors per hour during peak. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Bootes, close to the North Star. In 1932, the Quadrantid meteor shower showed maximum activity with 80 meteors per hour.
21-22 Apr 2020
Lyrid meteor shower
Lyrid is a medium intensity meteor shower. It usually produces about 20 meteors per hour in its peak. The shower will peak on 21-22 April but some meteors will be visible between 16 to 25th April. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Lyra.
5-6 May 2020
Eta Aquarid meteor shower
Eta Aquarid is a low intensity meteor shower. It usually produces about 10 meteors per hour in its peak. The shower will peak on 5-6 May. Meteors seems to radiate from the constellation Aquarius.
12-13th Aug 2020
Perseid meteor shower
Perseids are one of the strong meteor showers. It produce up to 60 meteors per hour at peak hours. Radiant point of this shower is in the constellation Perseus. These meteors originate from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle.
21-22 Oct 2020
Orionid meteor shower
Orionid is a medium intensity meteor shower and one can see about 25 meteors per hour.
17-18th Nov 2020
Leonids meteor shower
Annual event of Leonid meteor shower can be seen on 16-17th November. Leonid meteor shower is visible towards the constellation Leo, the Lion. During Leonid meteor shower, Earth will pass through a stream of debris which is left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle.
13-14th Dec 2020
Geminids meteor shower
Geminids meteor shower is a strong meteor shower. Annual event of Geminids meteor shower take place on 13-14th December but some meteors will be visible between 6 to 19th December. For many observers, geminid is the best meteor shower. It can produce 60-80 meteors per hour at its peak.
22-23 Dec 2020
Ursids meteor shower
Ursids meteor shower is a medium intensity meteor shower. Ursids meteor shower peaks on 22-23 December. It usually produces 5-10 meteors per hour but occasionally it can produce about 100 meteors per hour.

Meteor Shower Calendar

Date
Meteor Shower
Rate/Hr
Peak
Direction
Constelation
Parent Comet
04-Jan-2020
Quadrantids
120
05h51
-
Bootes
Asteroid 2003 EH 1
09-Feb-2020
alpha Centaurids
7
01h44
SE
Centaurus
14-Mar-2020
eta Virginids
2
11h43
E
Virgo
Comet D/1766 G1 (Helfenzrieder)
05-Apr-2020
kappa Serpentids
4
09h35
NE
Corona Borealis
22-Apr-2020
Lyrids
18
10h38
NNE
Lyra
Comet C / 1861 G1 Thatcher
23-Apr-2020
pi Puppids
20
07h34
SW
Puppis
Comet 26P Grigg-Skjellerup
05-May-2020
eta Aquariids
40
22h11
E
Aquarius
Comet 1P Halley
9-May-2020
eta Lyrids
7
15h29
NNE
Lyra
Comet C / 1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock)
27-Jun-2020
Bootids
10
21h14
-
Bootes
Comet 7P Pons-Winnecke
30-Jul-2020
South. delta Aquariids
16
01h30
E
Aquarius
30-Jul-2020
alpha Capricornids
4
01h30
E
Capricornus
Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova
03-Aug-2020
South. iota Aquariids
2
23h24
E
Aquarius
12-Aug-2020
Perseids
150
15h13
-
Perseus
Comet 109P Swift-Tuttle
18-Aug-2020
kappa Cygnids
3
01h07
-
Cygnus
31-Aug-2020
alpha Aurigids
10
12h38
-
Auriga
Comet C / 1911 N1 Kiess
02-Oct-2020
Capricornids
2
19h41
E
Capricornus
Comet D / 1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)
05-Oct-2020
Camelopardalids
40
17h36
-
Chamaeleon
08-Oct-2020
Draconids
10
14h27
-
Draco
Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner
21-Oct-2020
Orionids
15
07h35
NE
Orion
Comet 1P Halley
06-Nov-2020
Northern Taurids
4
07h59
NE
Taurus
Asteroid 2004 TG10
06-Nov-2020
Southern Taurids
7
07h59
NE
Taurus
Comet 2P Encke
17-Nov-2020
Leonids
15
17h11
NE
Leo
Commet 55P / Tempel-Tuttle
21-Nov-2020
alpha Monocerotids
4
13h13
ENE
Monoceros
13-Dec-2020
Geminids
120
22h52
NNE
Gemini
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
22-Dec-2020
Ursids
10
18h17
-
Ursa Minor
Comet 8P Tuttle
25-Dec-2020
Comae Berenicids
5
16h58
NE
Coma Berenicis

Quadrantids 2020: The Quadrantids are an easily visible January meteor shower. The entire activity period of the Quadrantids runs from January 1 to 5, 2020. The radiant of this shower is an area inside the constellation Bootes.

Peak of Quadrantid meteor shower: The maximum of the Quadrantid activity in 2020 is expected during the night of the 3rd January 2020. The Quadrantids are an easily visible January meteor shower. The peak intensity is exceedingly sharp: the meteor rates exceed one-half of their highest value for only about 8 hours .

Perseids 2020: From July 17 to August 24 in 2020 the Perseids light up the night sky. That is the name of a popular meteor shower which comes back every year during the first half of August. The peak of the Perseids is on August 12. At that night one can see extra high amount of shooting stars.

Peak of Perseid meteor shower: Perseids are one of the strong meteor showers. It produce up to 60 meteors per hour at peak hours. Radiant point of this shower is in the constellation Perseus. These meteors originate from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle.

Peak of Perseid meteor shower: The maximum of the Perseid activity in 2020 is expected during the night of the 12th August 2020. The Perseids is the name of a prolific meteor shower. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream.

Leonids 2020: The Leonids are a meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which is visible between the 14th and 21st of November 2020. The Leonids get their name from the location of their radiant in the constellation Leo: the meteors appear to radiate from that point in the sky. The Leonids tend to peak in November.

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