Shooting Stars

  • Ursid Shooting Star

    Just in time for Christmas shooting stars will show up again! In the night from 21 to 22 December the Ursids reach their peak, but also in the surr...
  • Taurid Shooting Stars

    A meteor shower, or swarm, is created by the left over debris from a comet, known as a dust trail, that enters the Earth's atmosphere and can be se...
  • Quadrantid Shooting Stars

    All shooting star fans may look forward to a long night at the beginning of the year: In the early morning hours of the 4th of January the Quadrant...
  • Perseid Shooting Stars

    The superstition is centuries old, its origin is not completely clear. Worldwide, people see shooting stars as lucky charms. In August, it will rai...
  • Orionid Shooting Stars

    The Orionids belong to the five most active meteor showers. In the night from 21 to 22 October, the shower of shooting stars reaches its peak: up t...
  • Lyrid Shooting Stars

    Just in time for Easter Monday, the night sky surprises us with a marvelous spectacle: The Lyrid shooting stars! Every year between the 16th and 25...
  • Leonid Shooting Stars

    If, like most of us, you missed the spectacular Leonid Meteor Shower in 1833, don't despair, you have another chance to view them this year, in the...
  • Geminid Shooting Star

    In the night from 13 to 14 December, the shooting stars of the Geminid meteor shower reach their peak. With a little luck, up to 60 shooting stars ...
  • Eta-Aquarid Shooting Stars

    The shooting star shower of the Eta-Aquarids is active every year between 19 April and 28 May - this year, however, it reaches its peak in the nigh...
  • Draconid Shooting Stars

    In October is shooting star time! At least briefly, in the night of October 8 to 9, the Draconids reach their climax. Every year from the 6th to th...
  • What is a Meteor Shower?

    Moving or shooting stars are known as meteor showers. Meteoroids are tiny particles of debris or small rocks that float around in space. They range...
  • What is a Shooting Star?

    Real stars don't fall or shoot across the sky. They are huge bodies of matter that have their own well defined orbits and position in space. What y...