No major meteor showers are predicted until the Lyrid shower, peaking on the morning of April 23, 2015. Between now and then … fireball season!
December solstice 2014 is December 21. Earth is closest to the sun in 2015 on January 4. Coincidence?
The 2015 Quadrantid meteor shower is likely to produce the most meteors before dawn January 4, although in the glare of the almost-full moon.
You might see the 2015 Quadrantid meteor shower peak in moon-free skies just before dawn on January 3 or 4.
Sirius should be called the New Year’s star. It celebrates the birth of 2015 by reaching its highest point in the sky around the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve.
A wondrous star has grown to be a major symbol of Christmas around the world. But what was it, really?
As many as 100 Ursid meteors per hour have been seen – but only in short bursts. Expect 5 to 10 meteors per hour.
December solstice 2014 is coming up this Sunday, December 21 at 23:03 UTC. Celebration time!
Peak viewing was Saturday night, but, if you look in a dark sky late Sunday until dawn Monday, you might still catch a stray Geminid.
The December Geminid meteor shower radiates from the constellation Gemini – in the east in mid-evening or overhead by about 2 a.m.