Is there a meteorite shower tonight?

Below are the dates for 2017’s major meteor showers. This guide tells you when to expect seeing these shooting stars.

January 3 or 4, 2017 Quadrantids

Around the March equinox … fireball season

April 21 or 22, 2017 Lyrids

May 5 or 6, 2017 Eta Aquariids

July 27-28, 2017 Delta Aquariids

August 12 or 13, 2017 Perseids

October 7 or 8, 2017 Draconids

October 21, 2017 Orionids

November 4-5, 2017 South Taurids

November 11-12, 2017 North Taurids

November 17 or 18, 2017 Leonids

December 13-14, 2017 Geminids

There are other plenty of other astronomical events to look forward to - see Timeanddate.com's Cosmic Calendar for 2017 / 2018 for details.

Check out some helpful tips for catching meteor showers at Sky & Telescope.

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