NASA explained: "Perhaps the year's most easily enjoyed meteor
shower, Perseid meteors
are produced as Earth itself sweeps through dust from periodic comet Swift-Tuttle.
In order to make the most out of the meteor
shower despite the bright Moon, it would be best to view it from a very dark location with an unobstructed view of the sky.
October 8 - Draconids meteor
shower Not a big one but an interesting one.
Unfortunately, the nearly-full moon will block out many of the meteors
on this occasion but the Geminids are so bright and numerous that it could still be a good show.
In addition, Slooh storyteller Helen Avery will discuss ancient observations of asteroids and meteor
showers, Slooh representatives added.
Guy Ottewell has quoted Manilius: Nunquam futilibus excanduit ignibus aether--"The ether never blazed with futile fires"--and Guy quite rightly added, "That is to say: all meteors
mean something." I agree.
This is the shower's "maximum," or time when the most meteors
fall per hour.
The Dubai Astronomy Group is also hosting the 'Geminids Meteor
Shower Camp' event on December 14, where residents can view the meteor
shower, other celestial bodies and deep sky objects using telescopes.
During the Leonid Meteor
Shower, the meteors
appear to originate from the constellationLeo the Lion.
But unlike the previous years where it produced hundreds of meteors
, astronomers and experts do not predict many meteors
said that the date of the meteors
can be forecasted and that meteors
"It was pretty awesome as this was my first eye witness meteor
," he wrote.