January 14, 2015 in Space
What is a meteor shower exactly? Why do meteor showers occur? What are the best dates, times, and places to watch them? How are they named?
All good questions — and ones that this article will address. With an overview to be given to the modern history of the science that’s behind our current understanding of the phenomena, the mechanisms and causes behind the appearance of meteor showers in the skies, and the system of naming that the modern names are determined by.
As well as, perhaps most importantly, an overview of the (generally) best times, dates, and places to observe them at/from. Enjoy.