This year, it is expected to peak on Friday, but some meteors
may still be visible the day after.
July 28 and 29 - Delta Aquarids THE Delta Aquarids Meteor
Shower produces up to 20 meteors
per hour at its peak.
All other things being equal, the frequency of meteors
in a shower is greatest when the radiant is highest.
showers occur when Earth crosses the orbit of a comet.
There are some limitations with video meteor
The Quadrantid meteor
shower is an annual event, but its peaks are inconsistent, varying from about 60-200 meteors/hour.
The sound people reported could have been a sonic boom from the meteor
traveling faster than the speed of sound, said Jonathan Braidman, an astronomy instructor with the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland.
"With free Meteor
text, no wonder texting is as popular as ever, as it's free to wish loved ones a happy New Year."
can either disintegrate in the atmosphere if they are too small, or explode before reaching the earth's surface if they are too big.
If the scientists are correct, it would be the first time that astronomers have identified a Martian meteor
and its parent comet, the researchers report in the June 2 Nature.
Last year, the Leonids produced storm displays of up to 3,000 meteors
per hour over Europe.
In Rikubetsu on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, up to about 100 meteors
were observed within a minute by some 200 people, who witnessed more than 5,000 meteors
at an observatory there.