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All the Meteor showers in 2020 including Perseids – dates and definitions

The Perseid meteor bathe is happening this week, that means you get to see capturing stars with the bare eye, however there’s loads of different alternatives to see a meteor bathe in 2020.

From the Geminids to Quadrantids, Lyrids to Perseids, you may see a meteor bathe simply by trying as much as the skies – as long as the climate is obvious, the Moon isn’t too massive and vivid and you understand the place to look.

The when, the place, and how are straightforward. Right here’s a information to the essential meteor showers and sights for you by date, in addition to an evidence of what the phrases all imply.

When is the subsequent meteor bathe?

The Perseid meteor bathe has a window from 17th July to 24th July. It’s considered one of the brighter showers of the 12 months, and the peak usually falls between 12th August to 13th. This 12 months it’s began already – 11th July and 12th July.

The bathe seems to begin inside the constellation Perseus, which is the place the identify comes from.

The Perseid bathe occurs when the Earth passes by means of the particles of comet Swift-Tuttle.

The comet is the largest object recognized to go Earth repeatedly. It orbits the solar each 133 years.

To see the Perseids search for at the sky in any course, however as the solar units.  We’ve put collectively some recommendation on the right way to watch Perseids Meteor Bathe tonight.

When to see Perseids Meteor Bathe tonight

The perfect time is round 12am (midnight) to five:30am UK time.

What’s a meteor bathe?

A meteor bathe comes about when the Earth passes by means of particles from a comet. Meteors are sometimes known as capturing stars although they aren’t truly stars in any respect.

The best way we see them in the sky makes it appear like meteor showers originate from the unique spot in the sky, this is called a bathe radiant.

The meteor originates from a particle, about the dimension of a grain of sand, that’s vapourised when it goes by means of the Earth’s environment.

Definitions: Meteor, meteoroid or meteorite?

A meteor is a meteoroid damaged off from a comet or asteroid. It burns up because it enters Earths environment making a ‘capturing star’.

Meteor – the items of comet that break off and are small (like a grain of rice).

Meteoroid – the particles itself that burns up in the environment. They sometimes break off asteroids in the belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Meteorite – when the meteoroid makes it to Earth it’s known as a meteorite.

Meteor bathe 2020 dates


Peak 12th – 13th August

Vary 16th July to 23rd August

Charge/Hour: 5

What are they? Quick, vivid meteors, with trains. Linked to Comet Swift-Tuttle

Draconid meteor bathe

Peak Eighth-Ninth October

Vary Fifth – Ninth October

Charge/Hour: ~10

What are they? Linked to Comet 21/P Giacobini-Zimmer

Orionid meteor bathe

Peak 21st-22nd October

Vary 1st October – Sixth November

Charge/Hour: 25

What are they? Quick, high-quality prepare. Linked to Comet Halley


Peak South: 9-10th October, North: 10-11th November

Vary South: 10th September – 20th November, North: 19th October – Ninth December

Charge/Hour: 10

What are they? Very sluggish meteors


Peak 17th-18th November

Vary Fifth – 29th November

Charge/Hour: 15

What are they? Quick, vivid meteors, high-quality trains. Linked to Comet Tempel-Tuttle.

Geminid meteor bathe

Peak 14th-15th December

Vary  4th-17th December

Charge/Hour: 100+

What are they? Brilliant meteors, few trains. Loads of them.


Peak 21st-22nd December

Vary 16th-25th December

Charge/Hour: <10

What are they? Gentle bathe. Linked to Comet 8P/Tuttle


Peak Third-4th January

Vary 28th December – 12th January

Charge/Hour: 120

What are they? Blue meteors with high-quality trains

Lyrid meteor bathe

Peak 21st-22nd April

Vary  13-29th April

Charge/Hour: 18

What are they? Quick and vivid meteors, some may have trains. Linked to Comet Thatcher.

Eta Aquariids

Peak Fifth-Sixth Could

Vary 18th April – 27th Could

Charge/Hour:  35

What are they? The Eta Aqariids lay low in the sky. Linked to the Comet Halley.

Delta Aquariids

Peak 29th – 30th July

Vary 11th July – 22nd August

Charge/Hour: 20

What are they? Meteors over a number of days, low charge per hour

Alpha Capricornids

Peak  29th – 30th July

Vary 2nd July to 14th August

Charge/Hour: 5

What are they? Seen as yellow, sluggish fireballs.

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