Guide to Meteor Showers in 2011 – List of 2011 Meteor Showers

Meteor showers are an easy thing for most people to see and a great way to experience the events our universe has to offer.

Here’s a list of meteor showers that will be taking place in 2011. This list is geared towards visibility in the USA.

The moon can seriously affect meteor visibility so we’ve listed when the moon will cause problems for you.

If you’re wondering what the best meteor shower to view is – plan on watching the Perseids in August. They usually have the most meteors and are easy to see.

Name Date of Peak Moon
Name: Quadrantids
Peak: night of January 3
Moon: New

Name: Lyrids
Peak Night: night of April 21
Moon: Rises after midnight

Name: Eta Aquarids
Peak Night: night of May 5
Moon: Sets in early evening

Name: Perseids
Peak Night: night of August 13
Moon: Full

Name: Draconids
Peak Night: night of October 8
Moon: Sets around midnight

Name: Orionids
Peak Night: night of October 21
Moon: Rises after midnight

Name: Leonids
Peak Night: night of November 17
Moon: Rises around midnight

Name: Geminids
Peak Night: night of December 13
Moon: Just past full

List of Upcoming Solar Eclipses until 2017

We’ve been pretty wowed by the recent Lunar and Solar Eclipses. The nice thing about astronomical events is that they can be predicted down to the second until the end of time.

So, I thought it’d be a good idea to put up a calendar of all upcoming Solar Eclipses for the next few years.

Here ya go!

When: 11 July 2010
Type: Total Eclipse
Where: Pacific, South America

When: 20 May 2012
Type: Annular Eclipse
Where: Asia, USA

When: 13 November 2012
Type: Total Eclipse
Where: Australia, Pacific

When: 10 May 2013
Type: Annular Eclipse
Where: Australia, Pacific

When: 3 November 2013
Type: Total Eclipse
Where: Africa

When: 29 April 2014
Type: Annular Eclipse
Where: Antarctica

When: 20 March 2015
Type: Total Eclipse
Where: N. Atlantic, Iceland

Looking further ahead – the next total solar eclipse visible in the United States and North America will be August 21, 2017.

Picture from Wikipedia.

List of Upcoming Lunar Eclipses until 2015

We’ve been pretty wowed by the recent Lunar and Solar Eclipses. The nice thing about astronomical events is that they can be predicted down to the second until the end of time.

So, I thought it’d be a good idea to put up a calendar of all upcoming Lunar Eclipses for the next few years.

Here ya go!

When: 15 June 2011
Type: Total Eclipse
Where Visible: South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia

When: 10 December 2011
Type: Total Eclipse
Where Visible: Europe, East Africa, Asia, Australia, Pacific

When: 4 June 2012
Type: Partial Eclipse
Where Visible: Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas

When: 25 April 2013
Type: Partial Eclipse
Where Visible: Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia

When: 15 April 2014
Type: Total Eclipse
Where Visible: Australia, Pacific, Americas

When: 8 October 2014
Type: Total Eclipse
Where Visible: Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas

When: 4 April 2015
Type: Total Eclipse
Where Visible: Asia, Australia, Pacific, Americas

When: 28 September 2015
Type: Total Eclipse
Where Visible: East Pacific, Americas, Europe, Africa, W. Asia

Happy Stargazing!

Photo from Wikipedia.