2022 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 2022
Quadrantid meteor shower 2021
Quadrantid meteor shower will be peaked on 3rd and 4th January but it will be visible on 1-5 January 2022. 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.
20th Mar 2022
March Equinox
The length of day and night is equal on March Equinox. This will happen at UTC 21:58.
21-22 Apr 2022
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 2022
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.
21st Jun 2022
June Solstice
The North Pole tilts towards Sun causing summer at Northern hemisphere.
12-13th Aug 2022
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.
23rd Sep 2022
September Equinox
Earth experience day and night of equal length.
21-22 Oct 2022
Orionid meteor shower
Orionid is a medium intensity meteor shower and one can see about 25 meteors per hour.
17-18th Nov 2022
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 2022
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 Dec 2022
December Solstice
The shortest day and longest night of the year.
22-23 Dec 2022
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-2022
Quadrantids
120
18h09
-
Bootes
Asteroid 2003 EH 1
08-Feb-2022
alpha Centaurids
7
14h02
SE
Centaurus
15-Mar-2022
eta Virginids
2
00h01
E
Virgo
Comet D/1766 G1 (Helfenz
rieder)
05-Apr-2022
kappa Serpentids
4
21h53
NE
Corona Borealis
22-Apr-2022
Lyrids
18
22h57
NNE
Lyra
Comet C / 1861 G1 Thatcher
23-Apr-2022
pi Puppids
20
19h52
SW
Puppis
Comet 26P Grigg-Skjellerup
06-May-2021
eta Aquariids
40
10h29
E
Aquarius
Comet 1P Halley
10-May-2022
eta Lyrids
7
03h47
NNE
Lyra
Comet C / 1983 H1 (IRAS-Araki-Alcock)
28-Jun-2022
Bootids
10
09h32
-
Bootes
Comet 7P Pons-Winnecke
30-Jul-2022
South. delta Aquariids
16
13h48
E
Aquarius
30-Jul-2022
alpha Capricornids
4
13h48
E
Capricornus
Comet 45P Honda-Mrkos-Pajdus -
akova
04-Aug-2022
South. delta Aquariids
2
11h42
E
Aquarius
13-Aug-2022
Perseids
150
03h32
-
Perseus
Comet 109P Swift-Tuttle
18-Aug-2022
kappa Cygnids
3
13h25
-
Cygnus
01-Sep-2022
alpha Aurigids
10
00h56
-
Auriga
Comet C / 1911 N1 Kiess
03-Oct-2022
Capricornids
2
07h59
E
Capricornus
Comet D / 1978 R1 (Haneda-Campos)
06-Oct-2022
Camelopardalids
40
05h55
-
Chamaeleon
09-Oct-2022
Draconids
10
02h45
-
Draco
Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner
21-Oct-2022
Orionids
15
19h53
NE
Orion
Comet 1P Halley
06-Nov-2022
Northern Taurids
4
20h17
NE
Taurus
Asteroid 2004 TG10
06-Nov-2022
Southern Taurids
7
20h17
NE
Taurus
Comet 2P Encke
18-Nov-2022
Leonids
15
05h30
NE
Leo
Commet 55P / Tempel-Tuttle
22-Nov-2022
alpha Monocerotids
4
01h31
ENE
Monoceros
14-Dec-2022
Geminids
120
11h10
NNE
Gemini
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
23-Dec-2022
Ursids
10
06h36
-
Ursa Minor
Comet 8P Tuttle
26-Dec-2022
Comae Berenicids
5
05h16
NE
Coma Berenicis

Quadrantids 2022: The Quadrantids are an easily visible January meteor shower. The entire activity period of the Quadrantids runs from January 1 to 5, 2022. The radiant of this shower is an area inside the constellation Bootes.

Peak of Quadrantid meteor shower: The maximum of the Quadrantid activity in 2022 is expected during the night of the 3rd January 2022. 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 2022: From July 17 to August 24 in 2022 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 2022 is expected during the night of the 12th August 2022. 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 2022: The Leonids are a meteor shower associated with the comet Tempel-Tuttle, which is visible between the 14th and 21st of November 2022. 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.

 


 

Meteorshower 2021

Meteorshower 2022