Meteor showers in the Canaries in 2017

Meteor showers in the Canaries in 2017

Updated 18 April: The Lyrids meteor shower peaks this weekend but some meteors could be glimpsed already. It’s not a spectacular shower but it can produce some 20 meteors an hour for a week either side of the peak. The shower is produced by the dust particles from the remnants of a comet, and the meteors can leave bright long tails. There’s also not much of a moon during the peak, so viewing will be optimal. Meteors actually radiate from the Lyra constellation but can be seen anywhere in the sky.

Original post 2 January: Here is the full list of this year’s meteor showers, starting tonight with the Quadrantids. These often don’t seem to produce much of a spectacle, and particularly not for those who aren’t in the far north, but there’s a chance to see something tonight, and possibly tomorrow night too, between midnight and dawn.

January 2-3 Quadrantids
April 22-23 Lyrids
May 5-6 Eta Aquarids
July 28-29 Delta Aquarids
August 12-13 Perseids
October 7-8 Draconids
October 20-22 Orionids (very wide window either side)
November 4-5 Taurids
November 17-18 Leonids
December 13-14 Geminids
December 23-24 Ursids

There is much more information about meteor showers in general and these in particular HERE and HERE.

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