28
JUL
2015

Watch the 2015 Perseids Meteor Shower in August from the UK

The 2015 Perseids Meteor Shower is already well under way. UK observers reported the first few shooting stars from the Perseids radiating out from beneath the giant ‘W’ constellation of Cassiopeia on 19 July. Right now, as we approach the end of July, Perseids meteor activ
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16
APR
2015

2015 Lyrids Meteor Shower Under Way for UK Observers

The 2015 Lyrids Meteor Shower is now officially under way. UK observers recorded their first shooting stars from this year’s Lyrids on 15 April from Scotland, South West England and parts of the South-East including London. Meteor activity is expected to build over the forthcomi
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04
DEC
2014

See the Geminids Meteor Shower in December 2014

A spectacular show of shooting stars is on offer this December as the Geminids Meteor Shower lights up UK skies in the run up to Christmas 2014. The show has in fact already started; the first few Geminids have been reported by observers in the early hours of December 4th. As we move
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11
NOV
2014

Leonids Meteor Shower Set to Peak on 17-18 November 2014

The 2014 Leonids meteor shower is forecast to reach its peak in activity on the night of 17 – 18 November this year. Astronomers predict that Earth will encounter the highest rates of shooting stars at around 11pm GMT on November 17th with as many as 20 – 25 meteors shooti
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09
OCT
2014

2014 Orionids Meteor Shower Set to Peak on 20-21 October

Shooting star activity from the 2014 Orionids Meteor Shower has already started. The first meteors from this annual event were seen streaking across the sky on 2nd October. Skywatchers can expect to see a steady increase in the number of meteors per hour through to the Shower’s
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01
AUG
2014

August 2014 Perseids Meteor Shower Set for Moonlit UK Maximum

Meteor Image by Mike Lewinski The August 2014 Perseids Meteor Shower is already underway in the night skies above the UK. Look high up overhead and to your north-east on any clear evening in early August to catch the first shooting stars of this wonderful celestial event screeching ac
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