“The Taurid meteor showers from Encke’s Comet go on for the whole of November, peaking on November 5th and 11th-12th”
Comets Part 2
“The astronomical highlight of 1066 was the return of Halley’s Comet”
The Sky Above You – December 2021
“The Geminid meteor shower from the mysterious asteroid Phaeton (the only one of its kind) begins on December 3rd and peaks on the night of December 13th/14th, and will be best seen after midnight, once the Moon is down.”
The Sky Above You – October 2021
Duncan Lunan brings you the October map for the night sky, what to see and where.
Duncan Lunan Speaks About the Perseid Meteor Shower
Duncan Lunan who writes the Astronomy articles in The Orkney News has been on BBC Radio Scotland talking about the Perseid Meteor Shower.
The Sky Above You – May 2020
The eta Aquarid meteor shower from Halley’s Comet peaks on 5th to 6th May, but moonlight will spoil it this year.
Should you worry about being killed by a meteorite?
Michelle Knapp of Peeskill, New York, USA had a job for the body shop when a 12 kg extraterrestrial object hit her Chevrolet Malibu