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2021 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.

2021 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 2021
Quadrantid meteor shower 2021
Quadrantid meteor shower will be peaked on 3rd and 4th January but it will be visible on 1-5 January 2021. 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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
Orionid meteor shower
Orionid is a medium intensity meteor shower and one can see about 25 meteors per hour.
17-18th Nov 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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
03-Jan-2021
Quadrantids
120
12h00
-
Bootes
Asteroid 2003 EH 1
08-Feb-2021
alpha Centaurids
7
07h53
SE
Centaurus
14-Mar-2021
eta Virginids
2
17h52
E
Virgo
Comet D/1766 G1 (Helfenz
rieder)
05-Apr-2021
kappa Serpentids
4
15h44
NE
Corona Borealis
22-Apr-2021
Lyrids
18
16h48
NNE
Lyra
Comet C / 1861 G1 Thatcher
23-Apr-2021
pi Puppids
20
13h43
SW
Puppis
Comet 26P Grigg-Skjellerup
06-May-2021
eta Aquariids
40
04h20
E
Aquarius
Comet 1P Halley
9-May-2021
eta Lyrids
7
15h29
NNE
Lyra
Comet C / 1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock)
28-Jun-2021
Bootids
10
03h23
-
Bootes
Comet 7P Pons-Winnecke
30-Jul-2021
South. delta Aquariids
16
07h39
E
Aquarius
30-Jul-2021
alpha Capricornids
4
07h39
E
Capricornus
Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdus -
akova
04-Aug-2021
South. delta Aquariids
2
05h33
E
Aquarius
12-Aug-2021
Perseids
150
21h22
-
Perseus
Comet 109P Swift-Tuttle
18-Aug-2021
kappa Cygnids
3
07h16
-
Cygnus
31-Aug-2021
alpha Aurigids
10
18h47
-
Auriga
Comet C / 1911 N1 Kiess
03-Oct-2021
Capricornids
2
01h50
E
Capricornus
Comet D / 1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)
05-Oct-2021
Camelopardalids
40
23h46
-
Chamaeleon
08-Oct-2021
Draconids
10
20h36
-
Draco
Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner
21-Oct-2021
Orionids
15
13h44
NE
Orion
Comet 1P Halley
06-Nov-2021
Northern Taurids
4
14h08
NE
Taurus
Asteroid 2004 TG10
06-Nov-2021
Southern Taurids
7
14h08
NE
Taurus
Comet 2P Encke
17-Nov-2021
Leonids
15
23h21
NE
Leo
Commet 55P / Tempel-Tuttle
21-Nov-2021
alpha Monocerotids
4
19h22
ENE
Monoceros
14-Dec-2021
Geminids
120
05h01
NNE
Gemini
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
23-Dec-2021
Ursids
10
00h26
-
Ursa Minor
Comet 8P Tuttle
25-Dec-2021
Comae Berenicids
5
23h07
NE
Coma Berenicis

Quadrantids 2021: The Quadrantids are an easily visible January meteor shower. The entire activity period of the Quadrantids runs from January 1 to 5, 2021. The radiant of this shower is an area inside the constellation Bootes.

Peak of Quadrantid meteor shower: The maximum of the Quadrantid activity in 2021 is expected during the night of the 3rd January 2021. 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 2021: From July 17 to August 24 in 2021 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 2021 is expected during the night of the 12th August 2021. 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 2021: The Leonids are a meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which is visible between the 14th and 21st of November 2021. 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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