Meteor Shower Calendar 2017

2017 Meteor Shower Dates and Viewing Tips

Meteor Shower-Taurid, by Channone Arif-Wikimedia Commons

Is there a meteor shower tonight, or should you only hope to see a few falling stars (sporadic meteors)?

Channone Arif: Wikimedia Commons

When is the next meteor shower? See the Almanac’s 2017 Meteor Showers Calendar for the dates of all the principal meteor showers during the year, plus meteor shower viewing tips.

The most common question is “Where can I see the meteor showers?”

The answer is: ANYWHERE in the sky!  Yes, for this celestial wonder, your specific location does not matter.

And the next question is “When can I see the meteor showers?”

The answer is:  Most showers are midnight to dawn.  Yes, it’s for you night owls or early risers. However, the famous Geminids are all night and some showers happen late evening. See the chart below.

Meteor Shower Viewing Tips

  • For everyone, weather conditions and light pollution are the only reasons you can not see the showers. The sky needs to be dark and clear, away from all the city lights. Bright moonlight, within a few days of a full Moon, will also reduce the number of meteors that you will see. 
  • Where to look? The best place to start is between the radiant and the zenith (straight above you). The radiant is where the meteors appear to start from, such as the constellation Perseus, from which the Perseid meteor showers appear to radiate.
  • When to look? The time of the year for each shower is determined by when in Earth’s orbit it crosses the stream of meteoroids. On the chart below, see the “date of maximum,” which shows when meteor showers will be the strongest.
  • Note that the “best” viewing times are usually predawn and late evening. In nearly all showers, the radiant is highest just before dawn. (The Geminid meteor showers are visible all night long, since Gemini arises just an hour or two after nightfall; the radiant is highest a little after midnight.) Sporadic meteors (unrelated to a shower and commonly called shooting stars) can be seen on any night, but increase in frequency after midnight and peak just before dawn.
  • Starting around midnight, your location on the globe spins around to the forward-facing half of Earth (in relation to the direction of orbit). At dawn, your location on the globe directly faces the direction in which Earth is traveling along its orbit. So between midnight and dawn, you’ll be viewing the meteors head-on, for a more frequent display.
  • You don’t need any special equipment. In fact, binoculars do not work for meteor showers. The naked eye is best.
  • Spread a blanket on the ground and look up in the dark night sky.

For more information, click here to read our article, “What are Meteor Showers: Facts About Shooting Stars.”

2017 Meteor Showers Calendar

Is there a meteor shower tonight? When is the next meteor shower? 

Note that the meteor shower dates do not change much from year to year.  Find viewing tips for the two “biggies” here: the Perseid Meteor Shower and the Geminid Meteor Shower.

Principal Meteor Showers
SHOWER BEST VIEWING POINT OF ORIGIN DATE OF MAXIMUM* NO. PER HOUR ASSOCIATED COMET
Quadrantid Predawn N Jan. 4 25
Lyrid Predawn S Apr. 22 10 Thatcher
Eta Aquarid Predawn SE May 4 10 Halley
Delta Aquarid Predawn S July 30 10
Perseid Predawn NE Aug. 11–13 50 Swift-Tuttle
Draconid Late evening NW Oct. 9 6 Giacobini-Zinner
Orionid Predawn S Oct. 21–22 15 Halley
Taurid Late evening S Nov. 9 3 Encke
Leonid Predawn S Nov. 17–18 10 Tempel-Tuttle
Andromedid Late evening S Nov. 25–27 5 Biela
Geminid All night NE Dec. 13–14 75
Ursid Predawn N Dec. 22 5 Tuttle
*May vary by one or two days    **Moonless, rural sky    Bold = most prominent
  • “Predawn” means an hour or so before morning twilight. Best time to view most major showers.
  • “Late evening” means approximately between 10 p.m. and midnight (or a little past).

In general, most major meteor showers are best seen after midnight; some do not even appear until after then. Usually, a better time to see them is after 2 a.m., and the best time is about an hour or so just before morning twilight. Geminids, however, can be seen starting earlier, such as around 9 or 10 p.m., until morning twilight. Sometimes Draconids may be visible at nightfall through early evening.

See the monthly Sky Watch for highlights of the night sky and a printable sky map!

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Right after midnight here in

Right after midnight here in Springdale, ar to the north skies, bright large blue ball with tail falling straight down extremely fast !

SD shooting star

Around 6am MST I saw a large shooting star in Spearfish, S.D. It fell quickly at 180 degrees into the horizon of the hills with an incredible green color and a large tail following it.

Green "shooting star"

7PM PST in Irvine, California, spotted what at first seemed the be a shooting star-- but it grew significantly larger, last longer, as well as flashed green a moment before it disappeared!

Comet or ??

6:04 pm a friend sent me a picture of something big flying through the sky. they said Meteor? comet? but nothing on the calendar

Local News confirmed that it

Local News confirmed that it was Taurid meteor shower

green fireball

Did anyone else see a very large green shooting star around 4am this morning 7th Nov 2015.seen in the west from where I live on the east coast of Yorkshire and heading south to north.

Shooting stars

While driving to Yorkton from Regina Sask my son and i saw 3 very bright and distinct shooting stars to the north of us. They were very long burning... And travelled a great desent before exploding brightly close to the horizon in front of us

2.45am just saw a beautiful

2.45am just saw a beautiful huge comet in rowlandsgill tyne and wear

i have just seen a shooting star

Standing at my back door having a cigarette at 10.20 pm tonight I have just seen a shooting star come down from the sky and disappear in the trees it was fast & bright blue in colour with a sort of white tail weird but something else wow & I made a wish .lol

As lush where you ? It

As lush where you ? It was245am in rowlandsgill tyne and wear amazing x

On Tuesday November 3rd I saw

On Tuesday November 3rd I saw a shooting star around 10pm. My question is that can someone in another state see the one I saw? Because my friend texted my from Ohio at the same I was texting him to tell him. I was in Indiana.

On Tuesday, November 3rd,

On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 at 7:14 P.M. Central time I saw the longest meteor in my life in the western sky in Fremont Nebraska. I was standing on a bridge about one mile north of town. Instead of going across the sky, it went from top to bottom in the western sky with a long streak that stayed lit in the sky for the longest time I have ever seen, possibly 5 to 7 seconds or so. Any meteor I've ever seen before is only in the sky a second or so. Has anyone out there been witness to this also?
thank you,

Yes, I have, last night and

Yes, I have, last night and tonight they seem real low. That's why I'm on this site to see if any one else has seen this. I'm in Pennsylvanian.

Yes, I saw two bright large

Yes, I saw two bright large shooting stars that ran downwards in the sky November 4th around 9pm while driving on the highway. They seemed lower than usual and looked like balls of fire darting down from the sky. Looked pretty cool! This was around the Cape Cod MA area.

I saw this one as well. I

I saw this one as well. I was driving westbound in central Iowa west of Slater on my way home. It was in the western sky a little to the south and it fell towards the horizon instead of going across the sky.

A Falling Star

I was on my porch last evening the 30th of Oct, 2015 and as I went to sit down I saw a shinning dot streaking right across the very dark parking lot right in front of me and kept my eye on it, as the first thing I thought was some kind of a falling treaked and then fell inbetween two cars, but it was fairly small. I did go check the parking lot in the morning not sure what I would find maybe an odd rock ( I really had no clue). But I saw nothing of anything difference on the ground.
But I said if I tell anyone they will think I am wacked LOL but do stars fall to earth at certain times? Curious as to what it may have been. Oh and it was like about midnight on Oct. 20, 2015
Thank you
Nancy DeRiso

I just saw a shooting star

I live in Riverside California and was just out looking at the full moon. I was facing south when I saw a very bright flash of red light streaking from let to right... with a fuller blast of red color as the flash of light ended. Wondering if anyone has any information on this or if anyone else saw it.

large blue shooting star

October 24, 2015, at about 11:30 pm, I was driving from Phoenix to Tucson on I-10 when I saw a brilliant blue shooting star that was considerably larger than the white ones I have occasionally seen in the past. It seemed very low compared to the other meteors I have seen, and it was very beautiful. I felt as though I witnessed something pretty special.

Large blue shooting star

I saw that also. I live in Central Florida. I had never seen one before and couldn't believe my eyes. It was truly

Meteor in SW Michigan.

Meteor in SW Michigan.
I196 NW of Covert 2:36 AM

Entire Sky was lit for 3 seconds as it fell with White Green Burst of Light. It was so bright that it lit up the inside of my work van before it came into view from above.

Aircraft size falling at 75 Degree angle towards ground.
All the time breaking up dropping off large chunks of itself as it fell.

The main body of it was white with a tinge of bright green on the edges of the same color was exhibited as the sparking chunks fell away.

Checking the internet it must have been part of Draconid Shower

Meteor shower Oct 2015

I plan to be in Cabo,MX on Oct 21. Will I be able to observe the shower from that vantage point

Meteor Shower Viewing

Yes, this article says you can see the Meteor Showers from anywhere. It just needs to be dark, cloudless skies. Good luck!

Meteor

On or about 11september 2015 I was on a cruise ship at Ravenna Italy. It was day light but quite early in the morning. I observed a red ball with a long red tail streaking through the sky falling at approx. 40 degree angle. I thought it was very high in the sky and as it fell it became brighter changing colour from red to very bright white just before it seemed to explode and disappear. As it fell it became apparent that it was not so high as it assed in front of some clouds before disappearing. Did anyone else see this and what was it? I thought it may have been space junk.

Hi I just saw a metor with a

Hi I just saw a metor with a pretty long tail I live in ohio so I was wondering if you know what it is.

I live in Missouri and I saw

I live in Missouri and I saw 2 shooting stars in the last 10 minutes! I came outside with my dog (you know how dogs are with there late night potty breaks...) and just felt like looking at the sky while I waited for her to finish and that's when I saw that all too familiar steak of light in the sky...slow and bright but burnt out quickly. Going back inside now. Chilly tonight.

It's August 30th, 2015, at 11

It's August 30th, 2015, at 11 PM in Oahu, HI. I was sitting in the park enjoying a walk when while I was walking home, I took one last glance at the sky. What I witnessed, I assume, was some kind of broken falling star drifting rather slowly across (and down, maybe a 170 - 180 degree angle) the sky. I watched it for a few seconds while scrambling to open my mobile camera before it passed behind a cloud; I never got the picture.
Anyways, I am just curious as to what it is I saw. There were a few small yet bright lights clumped closely falling at the same speed. They seemed to be leaving behind a trail of light blue glitter. I was mesmerized to say the least, I've been obsessing for the past hour scouring the internet with no answers.

Also, when it got to the

Also, when it got to the other side of the sky it looked like it blew up or hit something and exploded. This was this past Sunday, August 16, 2015

This past Sunday night, or

This past Sunday night, or actually, to be more precise, Monday between 12:00 and 12:30am I saw a comet or shooting star moving many many times faster than any airplane, like at least 10,000 times faster. This was a very bright white light, circular ball with a "tail" attached to it. It went from one end of the sky to the other, all the way to the other side in about 2 seconds.
I was in my yard in Nashville, North Carolina, USA. I really want to know exactly what that was. Please comment if you saw it too.

I was lucky enough to see

I was lucky enough to see almost 6,but I'm confused whether they were that or not,I saw something like a fire fly just flying not low,can that be a meteor?

I just saw the most beautiful

I just saw the most beautiful comet ever G lol around 10:50pm in Athens Ga ....GO DAWGS #KSU

Several years ago (10 or

Several years ago (10 or more) witnessed a meteor storm possibly perseids. Earth must have flown directly through a trail of dust particles. An EYE Like Iris formed in the sky and gave one the feeling the whole Earth was moving at tremendous speeds into the middle of the Iris. It was a weak display demanding dark sky's and was not reported anywhere that I could find. It lasted only a few seconds yet was magnificent to behold.

I havent seen a single meteor

I havent seen a single meteor in the last hour here in Lucas Texas at 1am. Watching for Perseid shower.

I live in DeLand, Florida. 15

I live in DeLand, Florida. 15 miles west of Daytona Beach. Concerning the 2015 Perseids meteor shower, does anyone know of a good viewing spot
to watch in my area? Best nights are August 12th & 13th, predawn. Please advise if anyone has any ideas. Thanks in advance.

i seen falling star yesterday

i seen falling star yesterday at 10 past i was out of my front door looking at the star and see it i even post on my face book saying i seeing falling star

I live in Deltona and I am

I live in Deltona and I am trying to find a good location to go and look too. Hope someone has some advice for us.

I was driving home from work

I was driving home from work tonight and just a few minutes before midnight i watched a giant green fireball with orange around it fly right over the 12&18 freeway off old sauk road exit and disappear into the trees. it was so close and as i drove past i saw the brightest lights in-between the trees where it landed. This just happened an hour ago. I don't know how to report it. It was so crazy looking. i just kept saying OMG OMG and i feel so blessed to have seen it. WOW Its august 4 2015
What a sight

I am so glad I was not the

I am so glad I was not the only one who saw it! I was also coming home from work at I-57 southbound at 167th.
The green was intense! Like a transformer getting hit by lightning, copper burning.

It might b meteors worth lots

It might b meteors worth lots of money if u can get to them....but u should research it...

You should have gone to look

You should have gone to look for it!! People pay huge amounts of money for that stuff. You could have had a chunk of change if you found it.

I live in Fayetteville, GA,

I live in Fayetteville, GA, and I saw that same meteorite a little after midnight, June 29, 2015. It started out streaking through the sky orange colored and it broke apart into hundreds of pieces with colors varying from blue, dark orange, orange, yellow, and white. It flew from the south to the north, breaking apart like a straight roman candle. Usually when I've seen these, a popping sound accompanies, but not this time, so I wasn't sure if it was an actual meteorite or space debris. Either way, it was awesome!

J here in southern Utah.

J here in southern Utah. About 12:30am and I think I saw a shooting star. Thank you for such a beautiful website and coments. Such a beautiful wonder that we have above us.

My husband and I were

My husband and I were fortunate to have witnessed this comet flying very close to earth in Georgetown Georgia, it was amazing!!! It was a ball of fire with an amazing orangetail. Sight of a lifetime!!!!!!!

It was between 130 and 230 cz

It was between 130 and 230 cz me,my bf,and two sons were driving thru GA to Al so time changes,but we saw what look like a meteor with orange and blue fire ball....

I just seen a huge blue and

I just seen a huge blue and orange slow moving streak in the sky above Covington ga.

I saw the same thing at 12:28

I saw the same thing at 12:28 am central time zone and I'm in Geneva county Alabama.

Saw it take up the entire sky

Saw it take up the entire sky about 1:30 am here in MCDONOUGH. Shaking all over. Magnificent

At about 1230am my I

At about 1230am my I witnessed the most amazing light show go across the sky. It was like fireworks and so beautiful. Hartwell Ga
I feel so lucky to have seen the wonder in our sky.

Me and my girlfriend seen it

Me and my girlfriend seen it too around 1:30 am in Charlotte, NC

12:50am saw a huge falling

12:50am saw a huge falling star westward in London ontario. Looked epic

Hi, I am in NW Tasmania,

Hi, I am in NW Tasmania, Australia and about 5.30pm our time just before full darkness I witnessed a bright falling star that went blue then orange and broke up into several pieces before disappearing. it was in our eastern sky. Anyone else see the same?

I saw something just a few

I saw something just a few minutes ago that looked like what i think is a meteor. It had blue and orange fire around it and lasted only a fraction of a second. I'm curious as to whether this was a meteor or not..

Around 11 pm tonight we saw a

Around 11 pm tonight we saw a huge meteror flash across the sky...in Lake of the Woods Oregon

Camby, IN June 13-14, 2015

Camby, IN June 13-14, 2015 sometime between 12 and 2am there was a meteor with orange white bal with long blue streak that lasted 3 seconds. It was beautiful!

Around 11:45pm seen a streak

Around 11:45pm seen a streak over the Seffner / Mango Part of Hillsborough County FL. Was a Brilliant White light with a long trail for approx 5 seconds. I know 3 others at the CVS in Seffner / Mango also seen it.

I saw the same thing last

I saw the same thing last night august the 21,2015

Monday night I was on the

Monday night I was on the ohio turnpike traveling west just out side of toledo did anyone else see a fireball?

I saw a fireball in the sky

I saw a fireball in the sky over Dayton, OH in the early morning hours around 3am. White with a red tail and big.

OMG! My daughter and I saw

OMG! My daughter and I saw the exact same thing around 10 pm at the Drive in at Ender by, BC. What is it and what does it mean to you?

earlier this year ( jan or

earlier this year ( jan or feb )in northern ontario i saw a green shooting star fall towards a lake. Earlier that week I saw a falling white light about 250 metres away fall towards a lake in algonquin park. and over the course of a couple weeks i saw 3 shooting stars and 2 falling stars. Has anyone ever heard of so many sightings in one area?

I've never seen a shooting

I've never seen a shooting star or comet in the sky first hand but tonight around 9:20-9:30 P.M eastern time(us and Canada) in Pennsylvania I saw a something outlined by what looked fire from it burning in the atmosphere. Not a lot of color but still cool to see. Interestingly enough it was near the moon too.

To everyone who saw this

To everyone who saw this event:

You were lucky enough to see a type of meteor known as a "fireball." This particular fireball was seen by thousands of people from the East Coast to Pennsylvania and as far north as Quebec in Canada.

Meteors are also known as "shooting stars." Most of them are small bits of rocky material whose size is on the order of a grain of sand or a small pebble. When they enter the Earth's atmosphere, they burn up due to friction with the air. We see the result as a thin streak of light.

Fireballs occur when larger chunks of material enter the atmosphere, pieces that are perhaps a few feet in diameter.

Small space rocks are called meteoroids when they are in space. When they enter and burn up in Earth's atmosphere, they are called meteors. Any fragments that reach the ground are known as meteorites.

Jeff DeTray

I saw a shooting star heading

I saw a shooting star heading west about 7:00pm eastern Australia standard time 8 May 2015

It was 9:30 pm eastern time

It was 9:30 pm eastern time in New Jersey. I had just seen the biggest brightest cryptinite green colored meteor or something come from the sky down passed the tree line in my back yard!
I live in Clinton area bordered to Tewksbury. Pretty weird! Can anyone explain this?

I just saw it too in

I just saw it too in Burlington

Saw it too woodbridge around

Saw it too woodbridge around 930! What Was It anybody know?

I saw it as well about 930 -

I saw it as well about 930 - we were
in Delaware County NY. It was amazing to see, not sure what it was.

Saw a spectacular neon-bright

Saw a spectacular neon-bright green streak cross sky from east to west at about 9:31 p.m. just south of Purdys, NY on May 1st, 2015. We were driving on Rt. 684. This wide, soft-looking, fast-moving smudge had a small glowing tip and seemed to blend into dark pink at the end (indicating meteorite burning up?). Stunning sight!

My husband and I saw this

My husband and I saw this too! With a long green streak in Austin, TX...

My wife just came home and

My wife just came home and reported seeing the same thing. We live in NW NJ.

Just saw the same thing

Just saw the same thing around Hackensack/Paramus area!!! That was amazing!!!

saw a blue-green streak

saw a blue-green streak across the sky at 9:30 pm in n nw CT.

My husband saw it too in

My husband saw it too in River Edge, NJ.

I saw it in fair lawn, NJ.

I saw it in fair lawn, NJ. Very large compared to shooting stars. Moved fast. Tail like yellow fire not too long. Moved across my view of the night sky in about 4 seconds.

My wife and saw a large

My wife and saw a large bright meteor with a long bright blue tail that lasted about 5 seconds. It shot downward. Northwest, Houston, TX

I saw it in New Hampshire,

I saw it in New Hampshire, too.

i saw this too... It was 9:30

i saw this too... It was 9:30 pm and I was sitting outside my school in Torrington ct. spacing out and saw a greenish bright light travel from the sky in a downward motion with the tail ... It was all over in seconds... The sky was very cloudy with no stars visible. What could it be!?

We saw this also. A blue ball

We saw this also. A blue ball with a tail and it exploded like a firework. Troy n.y.

Friday may 1st,2015, 9:40ish,

Friday may 1st,2015, 9:40ish, my son , Zachary, and i saw fireball in night sky traveling from east to west . we were returning from seseme place, traveling north on nj turnpike, passing meadowlands.... when we saw shooting star, super bright with tail [about 30'] streaking across sky. it seemed to come from [like]2oclock [in sky], across top of nyc, left overhead , exploding as fireball at About [like]10 oclock, maybe over Pennsylvania . great one.

I saw it too. I was driving

I saw it too. I was driving north on the new jersey turnpike.. it was amazing like 4 seconds..

We saw it, too here in

We saw it, too here in Milford, DE. It was amazing :) right place at the right time.

April 22 2015 around 10:16 pm

April 22 2015 around 10:16 pm in Montreal, Canada a flash of light resembling a point or missile as some describe. Meteor? Id say it looked like the outline of spades in a deck of cards very brightly illuminated or on fire . It flew across the sky seemed to have a trail or just from the light happening so fast. nothing like Ive seen, as falling stars seemed to go a bit slower and not so bright other times ive seen them in the country, and comet was huge round and a ball of fire that I only saw once in the 70's. quite interesting to see, so fast so bright only lasted an instant.
Would love to know if any other have seen something similar on this evening.
re: meteor or falling star . over the mountain Montreal april 22nd 2015. 10:17 pm

Saw the exact same thing

Saw the exact same thing tonight at 9:30 pm in Bonita Springs FL . Suddenly appeared, very low, very bright and big and shot to the right and then suddenly was gone. It seemed lower than clouds. Then an owl appeared. Mmmmm

I seen something very similar

I seen something very similar to this today (27/04/15) in lakesland,nsw, australia around 5.34pm. Roundish white object with a 'flame tail' ... moved very fast and then disappeared about 10 mins later. It started off very high in the sky and descended. Very intriguing. I tried to take a pic but my phone couldnt zoom in enough.... am I correct in saying this was a meteor??? Or something else???

well when I saw it I taught

well when I saw it I taught it was just a plane because I didn't expect the lyrid meteor to pass by I saw it at around 8:14PM while walking with my friend I live here at the Philippines...

Big bright light, to big to

Big bright light, to big to be a star !
Me and my partner where just driving back from Stansted Airport up to Lincoln (UK) as we where driving 1h in our journey we saw a really bright white light. We could not decide to what this was, so when we arrived home we took the binoculars out to see if we could figure this out. It looks to have green shimmer to it and it was lowering closer to the horizont as we where looking. This where in the west direction at between 21.00-23.00 on Saturday 12/4 evening/night. Anyone els seen this and help us out? We think it might have been a comet or something similar. :)

I saw a meteor last night in

I saw a meteor last night in VA at around 10:45 PM. It was a beautiful sight!!!

Saw a beautiful shooting star

Saw a beautiful shooting star in the south sky (while observing a bright Jupiter) in Maryland between ~9-9:20pm

April 11, 2015, 1:16 AM, I

April 11, 2015, 1:16 AM, I just saw what I initially thought would be a falling star but it was very large and had a greenish glow to it and a visible tail. I saw this while driving through lLittle Rock, AR and it was in the E-NE direction. It looked like it surely hit somewhere 'close''. Any idea what this was? Comet maybe?

I saw that green light too...

I saw that green light too... I thought it was a shooting star...

It was also around the same

It was also around the same time... I'm in Greenville MS

3.23.15 approximately

3.23.15 approximately 4:00Am

I spotted a shooting star high in the outer space moving extremely slow. I may be one of the rare few that had the chance to see it.

I just seen the biggest

I just seen the biggest falling star ever right now in the sky in San Jose ca at 10:54 pm. It looked like a big fireball falling down from the sky.

About 9:05 march 10 southwest

About 9:05 march 10 southwest michigan me and my wife seen a large meteor stretch as far south as we could see , to as far north as we could see , not even a minute later a team of them (8-10) all traveling together appears above us traveling east to west and eventually fade ,directly followed bye maybe five more that fade. I can't seem to find info on them being recorded before. So I ask was the first one a meteor and the group of them shooting stars. It was awesome and like nothing I've ever seen

Meteors and shooting stars

Meteors and shooting stars are two different names for the same thing. In other words, a meteor is a shooting star, and a shooting star is a meteor.

On any given night, there are always a few bright meteors somewhere in the world, and it sounds like you were lucky enough to see one.

A group of objects traveling together may have been the result of a largish meteor that broke into multiple pieces when it hit the Earth's atmosphere. To see two groups of meteors within a few minutes of one another is unusual. Again, consider yourself lucky!

There is also a chance that what you saw was some "space junk" re-entering the atmosphere. There are thousands of bits of rockets and defunct satellites orbiting the Earth, and some of them occasionally re-enter the atmosphere and burn up.

Whatever you saw, I'm sorry I missed it!

Jeff DeTray

I seen a huge one biggest I

I seen a huge one biggest I ever seen last night 11th March uk tim around 9pm. Ish

I live in Cathedral City, CA

I live in Cathedral City, CA and saw a green falling star or meteorite in the north sky on Saturday night. It looked so close and it fell and the faded out. It was bright lime green and quite large it the sky. No clouds in sight. Awesome

I saw a bright object falling

I saw a bright object falling straight down in Charleston SC tonight around 12:30 am. It was strange to me because any other meteors I've seen before have gone across the sky. It seems this fell fairly close. I'd like to find out more but the local report disappeared from the newspaper online (also a little strange).

I saw the exact thing around

I saw the exact thing around 9:30pm PST in Seattle. Very bright and moved slower than a falling star as at seemed to fall straight down in the sky.

I was out late Friday night

I was out late Friday night around 11pm, I saw theis awesomeness green light fading out going straight down, then...poof, disappeared. I dunno meteor cuz I never seen one green and going down,what happened to it.? I will never for get the beauty of it! Clovis, California

slow moving falling star?

This morning on my way to work I saw what appeared to me to be, a falling star. However, it fell straight down, and it moved rather slow and never changed size or color?

01-06-15 10 miles outside

01-06-15 10 miles outside Burley, ID traveling along I-84 saw a huge meteor shooting north to south. It was the closest to earth I have ever seen a meteor get. It was also the largest I have ever seen. It lasted for about 3-4 seconds I would estimate. I at first thought it was a crashing plane because it was so low and burning so bright, plus it seemed be going at a steeper angle towards earth than just perpendicular with the horizon. I was freaked for sure but it was a very beautiful thing to see.

I have been seeing large

I have been seeing large green shooting stars this past week in Fairhope, AL. So beautiful!! I have seen 3 of them, but the one tonight just lingered all the way down!! I assume it is a meteor??

It could be that you were

It could be that you were seeing a minor meteor shower. In addition to the major showers that occur every year, such as those listed in our 2015 Meteor Showers Guide, there are also minor meteor showers (those that produce less than 10 meteors per hour at peak activity).
The following links from the American Meteor Society predict activity for the week in which you saw the lights.

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2015...

And a week later:

http://www.amsmeteors.org/2015...

Hope this helps!

It sounds like you may have

It sounds like you may have seen a fireball (a very bright meteor). Checking the fireball log on the American Meteor Society site, there were 3 people that reported seeing one in the southern Idaho/upper Utah region at about 6:20 pm MST on Jan 6 (Jan 7, 1:20 Universal Time).

http://www.amsmeteors.org/memb...
For more about fireballs, you might be interested in:
http://www.amsmeteors.org/fire...

I'm from waterbury ct and saw

I'm from waterbury ct and saw a huge commet last night with a big green tail I thought it was a fire work it was so big and clear green. I looked it up to see if anyone else had seen it in CT and am now finding out it was seen in way more states than CT I'm a little ignorant on the subject so it excitied me to find out a commet could be seen for so many miles! Oh yeah in ct it was about 10:15 pm

About 9: pm this night

About 9: pm this night 2/8/2015 I have seen the largest green shooting star ... it came south east in direction just over the Henry ford bridge in southern California ... wow.

I saw 3 of them Tuesday

I saw 3 of them Tuesday morning while driving south east direction about 7:30 am in the morning in I-84 eastbound Idaho.

At 6:45 PM PST on January 3,

At 6:45 PM PST on January 3, 2015 saw a larger than usual meteor or something coming from southwest to west with a bright orange tail riding low in the sky. We live about 20 minutes from Weaverville, California.

I saw it too! It was amazing.

I saw it too! It was amazing. The biggest and brightest shooting star/meteor I have ever seen. looked incredibly low! I live in Petaluma, CA.

We saw one last night,

We saw one last night, January 3, at around 6:45pm in Redwood Valley Ca., just above Ukiah. It the so visible I was amazed.

Last night my best friend and

Last night my best friend and I saw a huge meteor in Seattle. It was a bright orange shimmer that raced across the sky! It was a beautiful shower last night filled with meteors! We had a great view from my backyard porch!

We just saw a huge "shooting

We just saw a huge "shooting star" as we headed west on I 24 in IL

Miramar, FL. We just saw a

Miramar, FL. We just saw a huge shooting star over Miramar, FL (SW Broward, NW Miami-Dade) from about 150 degrees to 330 degrees.
When the light stopped we could see the rock continue flying!!!

I live in Wisconsin and saw

I live in Wisconsin and saw something burning through the sky during sunset I'm Sunday also

While driving on I-89 in

While driving on I-89 in Burlington, VT on Nov 25th, my hubby & I saw a blue-green flash with a long white tail moving at supersonic speeds. Because he's a pilot he knew it was not man-made. We're convinced it was a meteor. I can take that one off my bucket list now!!!

Me and my wife just seen

Me and my wife just seen twenty shooting stars in a row off of Tucker rd in Macon ga I thnk it was a Meader shower so we got a blanket and later they are still falling

Iv been outside all night and

Iv been outside all night and this been the best metershower I have ever seen I love you Sharon and Landon

Saw a bright object in the

Saw a bright object in the sky falling at a rapid rate lasting longer than a shooting star. The object consisted of blues and greens and had a wonderfully bright tail. Maybe a comet? Looked like a missle. Sighting east of Weaverville NC. Pretty neat!

At approxmiately 6:20 pm Nov

At approxmiately 6:20 pm Nov 3, 2014 I saw what looked like a meteor or comet in the sky just east of Asheville NC. It was exactly like you described. "The object consisted of blues and greens and had a wonderfully bright tail".

Google Bright green shooting

Google Bright green shooting star / meteor, San Antonio, TX, 08 NOV 2014 SOS TO THE WORLD dr.turi

Google Bright green shooting

Google Bright green shooting star / meteor, San Antonio, TX, 08 NOV 2014 SOS TO THE WORLD dr.turi

Wow. I'm shocked after

Wow. I'm shocked after reading your comment. On same evening, @ sunset (wasn't dark yet) as i was taking pics of a church steeple, i noticed something trailing across sky. It wasn't like anything I've seen before. The first thought i had was- missile. Never seen a missle, but for some reason that's all i could come up with. It was fascinating! it was moving slowly enough that i probably had 30-40 seconds of viewing. The trail behind it looked like it it fizzled. What time of day was your sighting? I've hoped to find another witness, but have had no luck.Hope to hear from u soon! I live in Southeast Alabama. My email is: luv2bfitrn@gmail

I saw something last night

I saw something last night similar to your description right above the Caldecott tunnel in Oakland,Ca

I saw one last night around 9

I saw one last night around 9 pm near Austin, Tx. I was surprised as it was earlier in the night (for meteor sightings), and I wasn't aware of any meteor showers peaking at this time. But I looked it up and saw that the orionids can be visible for about a month, and it was very dark outside. Anyway, it was a pleasant surprise :)

We saw two meteors between

We saw two meteors between 8:30 and 9:00 pm in Cedar Park, Texas on Saturday 11/08. The first lasted a split second. The second one had a bright green tail.

on Oct 20 2014 i seen a

on Oct 20 2014 i seen a bright green ball falling from the sky it had a small tail did anyone else see this i live in Tenn

I live in NE Alabama, I saw 3

I live in NE Alabama, I saw 3 shooting stars, the last one was huge, it was so big that i had time to get my husband to put down his drink and turn around to see it, before it burned out!! It was bright yellow, with an orange redish tail. I've never seen a shooting star of that magnitude! Beautiful and kind of scary!!

I just saw the same thing

I just saw the same thing driving home tonight at 8:40pm in northeast NJ. Amazing!

Around 1am Oct 28 2014 My

Around 1am Oct 28 2014 My friend and I seen a green ball of light form in the sky no higher then the buildings. It fell straight down very slow with a tail behind it and disappeared . I never seen anything like it! I'm in Virginia

Hello! I also saw this.

Hello! I also saw this. Thought someone was setting off fireworks at first! I live in Virginia Beach, and I was standing outside Kempsville Rehab just before 1 AM.

My daughter just texted me

My daughter just texted me and said she saw a bright blue ball in the sky as she drove home from college. She was heading south from near NH going into northern Massachusetts, "Dad, this thing was huge and it was bright blue, I either saw a meteor or my first aliens. Totally serious!" Hmmmm . . . .could be?

Oh wow I saw it too, I was on

Oh wow I saw it too, I was on my way home from mwcc.

I just saw the biggest

I just saw the biggest falling star about 30 mins ago (10:15 pm). It appeared to be an orange and blue ball with a green tail. I was wondering if anybody else happened to see it. I live in South Georgia.

I saw the same thing. In

I saw the same thing. In Dunedin Florida it was thick green and fell so fast. It was amazing

Forgot to mention it was

Forgot to mention it was around 10:15 pm looking east northeast

I saw it in Orlando FL!

I saw it in Orlando FL! Exactly 10:15pm..thought it was a stray firework from Disney except 1000 times larger! I was driving W b on I-4 near Disney. Amazing.

I saw the same thing at abt

I saw the same thing at abt the same time in the Oneonta NY sky. It was unlike anything I have ever seen. It wAs as though I was in a Disney movie. The most beautiful thing Id ever seen. Looked like it was do very close I was amazed and still am. Got a very special feeling a wonderful one

wow how cool was that, did

wow how cool was that, did you get any pics

I saw a big bright blue

I saw a big bright blue falling object at around 4 am in colorado. Awesome sight

I just saw a orange like fire

I just saw a orange like fire ball with a long wide bright green tail falling from the sky. It didn't burn out all the way to the ground in the Palmetto Bay, Florida area. It was beautiful.

I just saw one but with a

I just saw one but with a blue ball fall out of the sky about 45 minutes ago heading south on the turnpike by exit 16 for 152nd/the zoo. Beautiful sight

Large meteor spotted around 8

Large meteor spotted around 8 pm in the Princeton NJ area. Had a bright green tail, and could see other colors near the head (I think). I have never seen anything so close, or bright. It eventually disintegrated in the short anount of time we saw it. I'm talking exceptionally large. Defiantly a moment I hope to remember forever.

I also saw a large green

I also saw a large green meteor around 8 PM while driving on RT 206 in Hillsborough. It looked so close it did'nt seem to be real. I feel so lucky to have seen it.

I saw the same thing

I saw the same thing yesterday at the same time. Unreal. I barely believed it. So close but so far away

I just saw the exact same

I just saw the exact same thing tonight that you just described. I've seen meteor showers before but never nothing like that. It was surreal.

Just saw the most beautiful

Just saw the most beautiful site in my life. Didn't realize what I saw because it was so surreal. As I was driving home on Route 520 in Holmdel/Marlboro, NJ area about 8:15 or so, it was the largest meteor. Timed it perfectly as I was able to catch it. Could not believe my eyes. Would love to experience that again in my lifetime.

Date: October 3, 2014 Time:

Date: October 3, 2014
Time: 8pm Eastern Standard
Place: Morristown, New Jersey

A large shooting star (meteor) was seen traveling across the sky. It was extremely bright (close) and its tail seemed to be multi-colored. It was beautiful. I never saw one this close. It moved from left to right, falling on a slant toward the east. I immediately thought of a wish, as did my grandson whom immediately cried out, "Make a wish"....I did.... and so did he, wishing he would live in the land of minions from the kid movie,"Despicable Me"...by the way, great movie, took me years to watch it and when I did was moved to tears....

At any rate, our shooting star was magnificent and memorable...I wonder if anyone else saw it, sure they did....
PS> My wish was to live with everyone I loved, and that they loved me too....all you need it love....
The Grand Am

I saw one at 8 pm last night

I saw one at 8 pm last night in Maryland traveling south to north in the east sky. Blue in color and by far the largest meteorite I had ever seen. One was caught on video further north in Montreal.

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I've seen exactly what you

I've seen exactly what you described in long beach ca years ago. Come to find out it was a failed practice missile launch. Dud!!

I'm pretty sure I witnessed

I'm pretty sure I witnessed the same that night here in Bridgeport, Ct. I have seen some nice ones, but if this was the one you saw, it was exceptionally beautiful, green in color, and burned for a long time..very pretty :-)

Saw an amazing fireball over

Saw an amazing fireball over wever iowa on Sept.28th around 9:30pm. It was absolutely stunning.

I live in Marion co Tenn I

I live in Marion co Tenn I ant seen one in about 12 yes ago I wish I would see one it sure would make my day :)

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I was eating outside on my

I was eating outside on my porch at around 8:48 to 8:50 pm on September 25 2014 in Fairfield California. In the South - West a star fell with tail Bright white... could not tell the distance. but its position was angled at the clock hand 5 to 6 .. not completely straight down angled. later I saw a blink light in the West ... it was not a plane no tail. several planes I did see leave the direction from the earlier star.

I saw the largest Firebal

I saw the largest Firebal over interstate 64 leaving Richmond VA tonight..Didnt know what I was seeing and drove what seemed to be right under it and my phone seemed to crackle..It was approx 1:30 am..I freaked out and called state police ..Dispatcher called me back to tell me fireballs were bwing spotted..It was huge anjust kept flashing.It didnt seemto descend like other videos I saw..Just kept flashing...I watched it in the rearview mirror until I couldn't see it anymore...

Please ignore above smart

Please ignore above smart phone typos ;-)

I also saw a giant fireball,

I also saw a giant fireball, 9-23-14 approx 10:00pm EST, looking west in NE Ohio. It was larger than anything I've ever seen, and looked as if it crashed to Earth. Tail was an incredible, well defined red/orange trail of sparks. It appeared to be so close that I've been half-joking about the military shooting down a UFO over the Ravenna Arsenal, since that was what it looked like from my perspective.

Northern Indiana, looking NW

Northern Indiana, looking NW saw a giant fireball with long tail. Seemed to last for about 5 sec. (I am sure it was shorter)
Looked is if it crashed into earth!

I just saw one that lasted a

I just saw one that lasted a good 12 secs from sw horizon to the ne horizon so bright and defined tail went right pver me

on Sept,24th 2014 @12:10am

on Sept,24th 2014 @12:10am ish Eastern time Frederick, MD area facing east, I was out for my midnight smoke on the balcony as I also look at the stars too and I did witness what appeared to be a shooting star. It was bright white circle, kinda felt like it dropped, paused and then Zoomed in the eastern sky direction and it was quickly gone in a blink of an eye. the event happened very fast. I waited for more to come. but that was it.

Around 10:15pm EST, 9/23/14

Around 10:15pm EST, 9/23/14 Tuesday in Reynoldsburg,OH: was out for my usual night run, NE bound up Lancaster Ave., when I looked up and saw a giant fireball with a tail hurtling towards the earth at mach speed. Lasted a few seconds and then exploded....blew my mind. Never seen anything like it before.

Saw the fireball (shooting

Saw the fireball (shooting star?) at 9:07 p.m. CST Lombard, IL. Very cool!

Saw same as IL after 9PM

Saw same as IL after 9PM driving east on I94 in Wisconsin. Very bright and long tail.

I also saw this fireball. We

I also saw this fireball. We were headed south and I saw it on my left. It lasted a long time as far as shooting stars go (maybe 3 seconds) and had a long tail. Looked blue in color.

I saw it too driving home

I saw it too driving home from Pittsburgh heading NW towards Ohio. It was amazing. I didn't get to see the final explosion as it went behind a hill from my viewpoint but was wndering if I was insane for thinking that it was as huge as I thought.

My son and I saw it as well

My son and I saw it as well as we drove northbound on High Street through Clintonville. It was very amazing. Couldn't believe how bright it was in the city. It was brighter and larger than anything I had seen over the ocean.

I was just on my way home at

I was just on my way home at about 10:30pm, i live in buffalo ny, I'm not sure what i saw but it slowly fell out of the sky and then disappeared, i saw it over the river. If anybody else saw it please let me know

I TOO SAW THE SAME THING I

I TOO SAW THE SAME THING I LIVE IN ELMA NY IT WAS A GIANT SHOOTING STARR AT THE SAME TIME AS YOU DID ... WEIRD

I saw a very bright white one

I saw a very bright white one very low. I saw those over North New Jersey around 8:30pm on September 17, 2014. Did anyone else see this?

Slatebelt area of PA...also

Slatebelt area of PA...also saw about a dozen meteors last night around 7:30PM. Really cool! Never saw that many before. Kids first time seeing meteors too!!

We live in northeast Oregon.

We live in northeast Oregon. Has anyone seen the pale orange lights in the sky. ? My husband saw them first approximately 9-7-2014 and then we both saw it on 9-16-2014. It is not a meteor or a falling star. It changes directions extremely fast, seconds to cross the valley then gone. Anyone have information ?? It's also not any type of aircraft that I know of. No flashing lights just a pale orange glow.

I do live in oregon and saw a

I do live in oregon and saw a shining thing outside. I thought it was a shooting star or something, but looked on here and thought this was my answer.

Yes I did. A tad earlier over

Yes I did. A tad earlier over Point Pleasant NJ heading almost directly north and low in the sky.

My husband and I and our two

My husband and I and our two oldest children saw the huge fireball with a tail shoot downward and explode into a greenish light then disappear. Saw it Sept. 13, at 8:14pm.

by the way that was in

by the way that was in Chilliwack B.C. looking toward Abbotsford

Just saw the same bright

Just saw the same bright white light with a tail @1055 in Maryland . Pretty cool too fast though to take pictures.

Me and my daughter also just

Me and my daughter also just saw the meteor it also scared me with the bright lights.I had no idea what that was very nice but to fast.

I did saw one around 10.45 pm

I did saw one around 10.45 pm

I saw the same in the lower

I saw the same in the lower eastern sky

I live in NE Ohio and

I live in NE Ohio and regularly see shooting stars but have never seen a fireball. It lasted about 1 sec and looked like something exploded, fell and disappeared without a trace. Magnificent !

we live in S.C. and at

we live in S.C. and at aproximately 4:30 a.m. me and my husband saw a bright orange ball go across the sky, it lasted longer than a shooting star, and then it looked like it exploded into 2 pieces, we dont have a clue what that was

I also saw a big blue

I also saw a big blue fireball fly across the sky sat evening over greenlake

I just saw something that

I just saw something that looked like a white ball of fire shoot across the sky 9/11/2014 around 9 pm it looked like a comet . Did anyone see it?

My husband saw the bright

My husband saw the bright shooting stars halfway across the southern horizon last night 9/11/2014 approximately 9pm California time. Had a very long trail..

My neighbor and I saw it.

My neighbor and I saw it. What was it?

I saw it! It was amazing! It

I saw it! It was amazing! It looked super bright and like it was really close, didn't it? I've been trying to research it online to find out what it was but have found no info.

We saw 12 fireballs starting

We saw 12 fireballs starting in the east coming about 2 at a time, then heading west as some burned out. Can't find anything out in regards to this, what was it? August 12th around 10:00 pm

I saw it while on Mt.Diablo

I saw it while on Mt.Diablo just before dawn. A large white ball with a large dust trail. Could not believe what I was seeing. Was not a meteor.

Just saw a "shooting star" at

Just saw a "shooting star" at 9:30ish PM CST 9/12/2014 while taking my dog out to go to the bathroom.

I saw exactly what you're

I saw exactly what you're describing - but on 8/19 just after 9pm. Been watching skies here abt 17yrs + NVR saw such a lie - large bright white which traveled just over my house for abt 3" in sky. No tail - no color change - no satellite (seen many) or ISS. I have no idea what it was-like no other shooting star. Bright as a headlight pointing to ground-then just gone. Live in NH, very close to airport and CERTAIN wasn't a plane either. Odd others describe same thing at different places around globe just days after. Have NO idea what it was+have found no info explaining it either.

I saw something very close to

I saw something very close to what Anissa describes. From here in Kansas City, Mo. on Sept. 20th 2014 at 7:27 p.m. looking north west kinda low in the sky just before sunset. Looked exactly like a comet with a tail only it was huge and I'm not aware of any visible to the naked eye comets or anything else the would have been in the sky at this time. I was able to get a couple pictures and even a short video. It was big enough to clearly make out even though I used the camera on my cellphone.

My husband saw it at that

My husband saw it at that time in eastern NC. It was to the southwest very bright and went straight down. He lost sight of it at the tree line. And waited to hear an explosion but didn't hear anything.

I just saw one at about 8:30

I just saw one at about 8:30 pm in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Just saw an extremely bright

Just saw an extremely bright white light (with a tail) shooting low across the sky then it "broke up" and disappeared. Sunshine Coast, BC. September 13, 2014 around 8:40 pm.

I saw that too. I'm downtown

I saw that too. I'm downtown Vancouver, BC and it looked huge! It was so bright and blazed across the sky for a few seconds at around 830 pm tonight. I thought it might hit something! So beautiful though

We saw it in the sky over

We saw it in the sky over Ganges, Salt Spring Island heading west, very low in the sky, looked like it was heading down, past our treeline. White ball with a firey tail, beautiful, too fast for a picture.

We saw it in the sky over

We saw it in the sky over Ganges, Salt Spring Island around 8:30 p.m. last night,heading west, very low in the sky, looked like it was heading down, past our treeline. White ball with a firey tail, beautiful, too fast for a picture.

I have seen shooting stars a

I have seen shooting stars a lot, I live in nigeria (africa), I don't know why people don't want to believe,i have seen a single star move on it own without burning like a shooting star,nobody believed me.pls I need to be believed

From USA- New York state -

From USA- New York state - NOT THE CITY-- I saw a very large meteor or star shoot across the sky. I have seen many falling stars, even have sat out in the yard with my children when they were young and home to watch meteor showers. This one was UNLIKE anyone I have ever viewed. It was HUGE and beautiful and it traveled vertical with a long tail behind it.....
do not know if something similar was seen from the person in Africa as I do not know your long. and lat. from me and time zone--highly doubt it but not sure.

My first ever meteor seen

My first ever meteor seen tonight at about 20.45. Massive and not that high up,across Staffordshire England. Still in shock mode.

Hi I have a very nice

Hi I have a very nice telescope that I bought for myself afteR I saved my money after starting my new job late last year but I have seen stars move too :).

I believe you hun, I've seen

I believe you hun, I've seen them also, thought I was crazy now know I'm not TY.

Just saw an awesome meteorite

Just saw an awesome meteorite on a very slow burn going South to North over Colorado zip code 80820 directly overhead heading toward Denver - I've never seen such a slow burning falling star!

My husband thinks he saw one

My husband thinks he saw one a little while ago...we are in Maine. We're going back out to see if there are more. :)

We saw one about one hour ago

We saw one about one hour ago out in moab Utah!it was awsome

I saw that too, just west of

I saw that too, just west of Chicago. What an amazing sight!

Saw it too from Ottawa,

Saw it too from Ottawa, Ontario. Amazing!

We saw one too. Described

We saw one too. Described exactly as you said. It was approx. 7:45 EST.

Lacey Washington98503 , i was

Lacey Washington98503 , i was outside between 10:30- 11pm i was facing NE i think. On college street yelm high way on the side street i was looking crossed to the lows parking lot. It look like a ball of fire it happen so fast i shouted turn around turn around when she did it was gone! Did we all see the same one... Nobody believes me that i seen that

i, too, live off college

i, too, live off college street in Lacey WA and just saw the coolest thing ever. A big, bright ball went shooting across sky around 1:00 am. Had a tail on it and was very quick. Never seen anything like it. Wow - did anyone else see it???

August 23, 2014 - 3:15 a.m.,

August 23, 2014 - 3:15 a.m., Green burning Meteor inseen in Arkansas, meteor ejected something half way through the burn. Most likely, meteor contained high amounts of nickel to burn so green. Five second burn time. Just happened to be looking right at it when it entered the atmosphere.

We saw it too over eureka

We saw it too over eureka springs at that same time. Look like it flared up right before it disappeared.

I saw a Shooting Star last

I saw a Shooting Star last night (AUG 23) around 9PM. . It was white and thicker that the rest that I've seen before. .

Mary - My husband and I saw

Mary - My husband and I saw that too! It was the same night and time, and as you said, it was white and thicker than other ones we have seen!

We saw it too! It was huge,

We saw it too! It was huge, bright, and looked like it had a green glow around it. Seemed way too big for a shooting star. Anyone know what it actually was???

I saw it also, near 9 pm I

I saw it also, near 9 pm I was in Kenosha WI.

Yes I did . In area 34235

Yes I did . In area 34235
Very bright and fast.
Was walking the dog.

Yes I did . In area 34235

Yes I did . In area 34235
Very bright and fast.
Was walking the dog.

Last night Aug, 17th, 2014 I

Last night Aug, 17th, 2014 I saw the most amazing falling star. It was huge and didnt arc across the sky it seemed to fall straight down. It was in the south south west and bright orange. Did anyone else see it?

I live in Pittsburg Missouri

I live in Pittsburg Missouri if that helps.

Yes! We saw it from the beach

Yes! We saw it from the beach in New Jersey and were pretty sure it was a falling star but also surprised that it was so big.

I saw a Star UFO falling the

I saw a Star UFO falling the same time. They arr memicing stars.

Yes, I saw this in Southern

Yes, I saw this in Southern CA, Orange County. This was the strangest, brightest, most beautiful thing I had ever seen in the sky. I thought it could have been a firework, since I didn't believe my eyes; it was stunning. It fell straight down, with a bright white tail and then had bright orangey colors coming off of it. It seemed to have a tiny break in the tail and then was bright again. It lasted for longer than I thought it would, but not long enough because when I shouted to my friends to look, it was gone.

Did I witness a star die? I'm

Did I witness a star die? I'm in Tacoma, WA. I swear at 5 minutes to 5 a.m.facing the eastern sky, I saw a star go out. About 9 inches north if you could measure from the moon, there was an isosceles triangle of stars, with the brightest one on the top, top being west/bottom being east. In the middle of this triangle was a star that I swear I had a tail pulling from the moon so it was traveling north if it was a comet. I tried to get a picture but my camera wouldn't focus on its dim light. And as I looked up current star map, I checked the star location again and saw it tripple in brightness and poof was gone. I was watching it for over 15 minutes before trying to snap a picture or id it from a star map. Was this a late meteor, or the death of a star?

Saw one tonight arnd 9:30

Saw one tonight arnd 9:30 ish! I live in warner robins ga. It was my very first one i wasn't even trying to find one but im so excited I wanted to see if any one else saw it. BEAUTIFUL! !

Hey! I saw a bright, white,

Hey! I saw a bright, white, slow moving object followed distantly by a dim, slow moving object between 11:45 and 11:58 pm pst last night from southwestern bc, canada. I assumed it was a satellite, but it confused me when it 'wobbled' a little bit. It lasted about 8secs before disappearing either in the moonlight (if it was a satellite) or into nothing. It was suggested that this was a 'fireball' but it seems like it lasted too long. Any ideas if this was a fireball or orbiting satellite??

I have been seeing this also

I have been seeing this also the past few weeks around that same time frame. I am in the US in Colorado. They have been in the northern sky and also a little east if you're looking straight up. They stay lit for a few seconds, disappear then reappear and so on. In one case it flashed very brightly & disappeared. Thought it was satellites as well but, felt it odd that they would keep disappearing as they were.

Yeah! I saw 1 yesterday and 1

Yeah! I saw 1 yesterday and 1 today! Yay! I feel so lucky because I have never seen a shooting star before in my life!

Hi i live in Ireland i also

Hi i live in Ireland i also seen bright lights lasting about 15sec or more its not a satellite i know the difference between them, one time i was watching 1 and it changed course it was very strange but the meteor shower in the 12th-13th of this month was awesome

Omg, I seen 3 two nights ago,

Omg, I seen 3 two nights ago, 2 yesterday and 3 tonight!!! They looked like directly above my house and all 3 shot to the west!!! We couldn't believe we soon so many!!! Odd thing is, every single one except one of them changed direction drastically!!!

Please don't say/ write "I

Please don't say/ write "I SEEN".

The Perseids meteor shower is

The Perseids meteor shower is going on now. But there are also minor meteor showers making a show as well. The Alpha Capricornids and the Kappa Cygnids can produce slow-moving meteors. Alphas with some fireballs; Kappas are sometimes quite bright with fireballs. Could it be one of those that you saw? If I've done the calculations correctly, the International Space Station was not over North America at that time. For future and past sightings of the ISS and satellites, see:
http://spotthestation.nasa.gov...
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/re... 
(click on SkySearch)

me toooooooooooo saw a

me toooooooooooo saw a shooting starrrrr

The only problem with the

The only problem with the Perseids (which my Grandfather, Nonno Giuseppe loved to view) is that is usually RAINS here during that time. Only once did I go to the balcony at 4 am one morning in Aug and see a FALLING STAR!!!! I made a wish! "May it break in my favor" <:-)....waidaminit <:-( Oh no -- that was a wishbone wish......

In 2014, it's best to catch

In 2014, it's best to catch the Perseids a week in advance of their peak because the full Moon falls on August 10 and the glare of the Moonlight will make it harder to see them. At least you know now!

My husband and I are going to

My husband and I are going to the mountains of North Georgia to view the Perseid Shower On the 11 and 12 of Aug 2014. What are our chances of a good viewing?

21 de Julho 2014 at 6.23 Am i

21 de Julho 2014 at 6.23 Am i was driving when a saw a Comet ... It WAS REALLY REALLY BIG it was a big ball of fire crossing the blue shy for really long time when i lost it from my eyes i still saw the light and all the way that the comet made on the shy, i was really scary because it was big and it dindt disaper on air i saw it during like almost 10 mints crossing the sky on fire and it didnt disappear just keep on going... me and my boyfriend we just froze lokking at that !! But still nothing on the News.... :/
Did any of you saw it?

At 1130ish pm on July 22,2014

At 1130ish pm on July 22,2014 seen the same thing and i was very startled by it as well.

I also saw this. I live in

I also saw this. I live in Santa Clarita, Ca. It looked bluish in color and came straight down. You could see large partials breaking off, leaving a trail. It was very large.

I saw a "falling star" Friday

I saw a "falling star" Friday night about 10:15 pm on the 65 to Roseville. As it was falling I saw the fire slowly going out and under was a rock like ball similar to charcoal. Wasn't on the news. I have been searching the web all over to see if anyone else saw it or if it was reported to the news but do far nothing. Did anyone see this that night? And have u heard anything about where it landed? It was pretty big so I'm guessing at least part of it landed somewhere...right?

You may want to have your

You may want to have your eyes or your head examined. A huge fire ball that flew across the sky for 10 minutes....LOL I don't think so....

My cousin and some of his

My cousin and some of his friends saw it, too! I'm assuming in Greeley cause that's where he lives, and he's freaking out about it. Just wanted to let you know someone else saw it!

hello ! good !

hello ! good !

I'm back with the stars and

I'm back with the stars and glad I found your website. I saw the Geminid meteor shower 2 years ago and I saw around 30. I sat on our rooftop at 2pm until morning. It was magnificent. Hope to see them again this August. Hopefully:)

I sat around 2am I mean. I

I sat around 2am I mean. I live in Taiwan by the way. I was very lucky to have seen a lot.

Meteor experts around the

Meteor experts around the world are scratching their heads about this one. The Camelopardalid meteor shower was a bust, to put it mildly.

Even under ideal conditions, experienced meteor observers saw fewer than 10 Camelopardalid meteors. Measurements made using radar indicate that many Camelopardalid meteors were simply too faint to see with the unaided eye. They were up there but below the threshold of visibility. I personally saw only two Camelopardalids, although one of them was pretty spectacular -- a long, slow-moving meteor that brightened and dimmed a couple of times as it trailed across the sky.

It is disappointing for us when science makes predictions that are not borne out by reality. In astronomy, it's happened twice this year, first with Comet ISON and now with the Camelopardalid meteors.

These are examples of one of the most beautiful things about science. In the community of science, both successes and failures are always right out in the open for all to see. In pursuit of scientific knowledge, we often learn more from the failures than we learn from the successes. Astronomers accumulated a large amount of data concerning the Camelopardalid meteors and are already analyzing it and learning from it.

You can bet that the next time circumstances suggest a similar meteor shower may occur, astronomers will apply what they have learned from the Camelopardalid meteors. The knowledge gained in May 2014 will make future predictions more accurate.

Jeff DeTray

We sat outside all night,

We sat outside all night, giving ourselves some serious neck cramps and didn't see a single meteor on the night of May 24th. When searching the net for comments from others or specifics about this lack of the meteor showers, no one has said anything about it. Zilch! I wonder how many people and websites have egg on their face? I guess this thing is sort of hard to predict but I wished we could have seen at least one! I hope the next one won't disappoint as this one did for I really need my beauty rest!! ;D P.S. - I live in southwest Florida, where the view was supposed to be the best for the show. Anyone see *anything* at all??

We live in northern

We live in northern California near San Francisco and had a clear dark sky but after 2 hours of looking we didn't see anything. I wonder if predawn would have been better.

Meteor experts around the

Meteor experts around the world are scratching their heads about this one. The Camelopardalid meteor shower was a bust, to put it mildly.
Even under ideal conditions, experienced meteor observers saw fewer than 10 Camelopardalid meteors. Measurements made using radar indicate that many Camelopardalid meteors were simply too faint to see with the unaided eye. They were up there but below the threshold of visibility. I personally saw only two Camelopardalids, although one of them was pretty spectacular -- a long, slow-moving meteor that brightened and dimmed a couple of times as it trailed across the sky.
It is disappointing for us when science makes predictions that are not borne out by reality. In astronomy, it's happened twice this year, first with Comet ISON and now with the Camelopardalid meteors.
These are examples of one of the most beautiful things about science. In the community of science, both successes and failures are always right out in the open for all to see. In pursuit of scientific knowledge, we often learn more from the failures than we learn from the successes. Astronomers accumulated a large amount of data concerning the Camelopardalid meteors and are already analyzing it and learning from it.
You can bet that the next time circumstances suggest a similar meteor shower may occur, astronomers will apply what they have learned from the Camelopardalid meteors. The knowledge gained in May 2014 will make future predictions more accurate.
Jeff DeTray
www.AstronomyBoy.com

SORT OF im relieved to see

SORT OF
im relieved to see your post , as i searched for others comments/videos/observations etc anything regarding the shower. We are located in S. Idaho , drove for several hours into the dark desert where viewing would have been perfect, we were there from 11:30pm-5am, i personally saw two, the funny thing is it was right when we were feuling up in the city lol surrounded by lights! and it was quite big semi slow moving but bright, we drove out immediatley very excited to see more, on the way out at about midnight there was one more small one. then for the entire night we didnt get anything except some gnarly neck cramps :-/. so thats the report from me from idaho, quite bummed about it but atleast i saw one good one. (but in the city!?LOL)hoping for a good sky show again soon! thanks for your post :) ive been very curious about other view points all weekend, has anyone else in Florida claimed to see any since youve posted?

I saw two in two hours of

I saw two in two hours of looking. I had my camera set up, but neither of them were in the picture area. Oh, well.

Is there supposed to be a

Is there supposed to be a meteor shower on May 24, 2014?

Yes, do a google search on

Yes, do a google search on "Camelopardalids" for more info. Depending on the timezone you are in, it will begin on the 23rd or 24th and last for a couple of hours.

Nice one tonight - E-W,

Nice one tonight - E-W, extinguished before edge of vision, possibly Lyrid? Very bright, roughly 1.25 seconds long appearance.

4-13-2014 after 5am EST just

4-13-2014 after 5am EST just saw a really bright one from inside my house with the lights on. This had to be seen by others. Brighter than a typical meteor shower.

April 6, 2014 Predawn meteor

April 6, 2014 Predawn meteor or other bright "falling star" in the eastern sky near Green Bay, WI approx 45 degrees above horizon. I was looking up at the exact time and what was cool is that the clouds were beginning to have that red glow from the sun coming up and the bright flash across just added to the spectacle. Talk about the sky "pouring forth speech."

I live in Weston- super-mare

I live in Weston- super-mare at approximately 02:15 witnessed a shooting star fire ball very big the largest i haveever seen. Between the plough and signus constellations can anyone verify this because i couldn't believe my eyes. OMG !!

I saw a very fast moving

I saw a very fast moving fireball in Edinburgh on the 20th March. It made a popping sound as it exploded and must have been less than 400m altitude.

It was moving from West to East.
I wonder if this foretells the Virginids being particularly spectacular this year ?

Saw a fireball / meteorite

Saw a fireball / meteorite while on Mauna Kea on 2/26/14. It went southwest away from Orion.

There's a really cool list of comets and meteor shower http://www.fallofathousandsuns...

It has a list of all meteor showers in chronological order, peak viewing dates, parent bodies, etc, and you can sort comets by all sorts of information (next perihelion, discovery, size, etc.)

2/16/14 11:50pm Venango PA

2/16/14 11:50pm Venango PA looking west a bright object caught mine and my fiance's eye maybe shooting star? it was very bright reddish orange and blueish white it had a very long tail of sparks trailing it.so cool looking .never seen one like this one and its the first one i ever saw in the winter time

I live in Langley, BC Canada

I live in Langley, BC Canada At 3:10 a.m. I saw a meteor and it was bright and colorful I was looking to the south sky.Amazing

2/17/1997 2:32 AM North

2/17/1997 2:32 AM North Edwards,Ca. I saw the same thing,but as it grew close,it came directly at me,somehow i knew it was not going to harm me,so it was useless to run anyway. By then it seemed to change shape and appeared to be a capsule shape dark object but the bottom still glowed as it cooled and hovered in the air about 100 feet above me ,I kid you not!!

This morning 27th of February

This morning 27th of February 2014 at around 06:36 , my location was in Steenderen, I spotted a bright meteor falling to the eastern side in three seconds before it's toally gone. Very amazing to see it longer and brighter than the meteors I have seen before in the past. First I thought it was a flare since it was so bright and lights longer in the air. Have anyone saw similar one today around that time. I wonder??

Saw shooting star falling

Saw shooting star falling steeply ESE from mid Bedfordshire at 6.16 pm

I just saw a meteor at 5:47

I just saw a meteor at 5:47 am 02/12/14 West Middlesex,Pa . It was going West to East right above the bottom two stars of Big Dipper.

I saw a shooting star with a

I saw a shooting star with a nice long duration going east to west over Arlington VA at about 9:15 pm on Feb 9, 2014.

On 1/29/14 somewhere between

On 1/29/14 somewhere between 9:15 and 9:30pm, my wife and I saw a really really close green shooting star. It came down right behind one of the apartment buildings behind ours and fell out of view. It was one of the closest ones I've ever seen. It had an orange tail. First one I've seen with a tail like that. It was the first time my wife's ever seen one. I would usually be alone when I saw one. It's nice to know that other people see them too, because every time I tell someone about one I've seen, no body ever knows what I'm talking about.

I JUST SAW GREEN ONE CAME IN

I JUST SAW GREEN ONE CAME IN VERY LOW ALL ALONE WAS THE BIGGEST I HAVE EVER SEEN

I think I saw the same one

I think I saw the same one you did. Was it between 10 & 11 PM CST last night?

It was the biggest falling star I have seen as well. Very bright and had a decent sized "tail" to it.

I think I saw the same one

I think I saw the same one you did. Was it between 10 & 11 PM CST last night?

It was the biggest falling star I have seen as well. Very bright and had a decent sized "tail" to it.

I'm not exactly sure what I

I'm not exactly sure what I saw in Cross Lanes, WV on 1/28 at approx 8pm E. Seemed way too big to be a shooting star. The next day I heard someone mention a video from security cameras. V100 in Charleston posted posted to their FB.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/V1...

Ive seen that too!! It was

Ive seen that too!! It was like size of basketball, it was lit up with beautiful blue/green color real bright then ad it touched road a few feet from our car it just got real small or ran out of light. Ibwas a bit scared but it was real nice go see

You are making this up. A

You are making this up. A basketball sized comet that his a few feet from your car would have killed you. Nice try.

Evening of 1/25/2014 I've

Evening of 1/25/2014
I've seen (during an hour period), 4 brilliant, red, "fast-movers" that appear to rise from the East-Southeastern horizon, and shoot upward and to the North, from just West of Indianapolis, but am unaware of any "scheduled" meteor showers radiating from this direction/azimuth.
Anyone interested, please check these out, as they're truly beautiful displays, and are "large enough" to earn "fireball" status.

I live in Bloomington,In. It

I live in Bloomington,In. It was so cloudy here couldn't see a thing. I was mildly diisapointed; I was looking forward to it: BUMMER!

Jan 24 2014 I live in wichita

Jan 24 2014 I live in wichita ks I saw a green metorite with a flame trailing it I saw it about 7pm south west of me

Jan. 24, 2014 - I live in El

Jan. 24, 2014 - I live in El Reno, Oklahoma and saw the same thing, same time, same location in the sky..

I saw one just like this in

I saw one just like this in TN about 7:15 this evening

Saw the same green comet

Saw the same green comet around 6pm over Seattle. Fell very low!

On Sept 11th a close friend

On Sept 11th a close friend of mine saw. a meteorite touch down near boulder Colorado and latter retrieved a few pieces near a creek it was also the night the horrible flood started we are trying. to get it analyzed what advice is there in this matter

Hi I think I might of seen a

Hi I think I might of seen a shooting star or something On the 19th or 20th of December it was I bright bluey purple and shot across the sky and disappeared quickly but I just wanted to know how likely it is I seen one tho I know they happen all the time.

I live in Sacramento, CA I

I live in Sacramento, CA I was facing west/northwest and saw a falling star that traveled from the north to the south west at about 9:10-9:15 PST. It traversed across the sky looking larger than normal and stayed bright until I lost it behind the neighbors house.
Did anyone else witness this?

The Geminids were kind of a

The Geminids were kind of a bust here in the beautiful state of Jefferson. The weather was clear, but The almost full moon was out most of the night. I even went outside pre dawn on Sat. And Sun., after the moon had set, and only saw a couple. Hope for a better show next time around.

What about western Canada?

What about western Canada? When is the best time to view? I'm in BC...

Got to see some meteors last

Got to see some meteors last night! stood out around 2 am in the morning new york city time. didn't see much for at least a half an hour. I was surrounded by tall buildings and lights, so I went to a less lit area in someones backyard, in the dark, a couple of blocks away. then I watched my show! Dozens of hair strand like meteors were filling the sky. minutes in between them. Those weren't as fun as the one I saw a little later. There was a good pause, THEN A LONG ORANGE METEOR CROSSED THE SKY FOR ABOUT 6 SECONDS! It was a bit slower then the white and rapid ones I was seeing, but this one was a whopper! It basically went in the opposite direction of all the other meteors were going in. IT WAS A GREAT TREAT!

I live in Titusville Florida

I live in Titusville Florida and was wondering if we here at the space center will be able to see the DEC 13 and 14 metero shower from here and about what time ?

New Smyrna Florida since 1am

New Smyrna Florida since 1am seen 64 meteors over the eastern sky its now 2am.

I think I just saw a comet.

I think I just saw a comet. it was bright green with a huge tail behind it and then it just fizzled out of no where... so cool first time ever that I saw anything like that

why are some meteor showers

why are some meteor showers only visible during pre-dawn or late night, instead of all night long? i'm sure they dont "wait" for a specific time to enter our atmosphere.

Hi, State-of-Jefferson, good

Hi, State-of-Jefferson, good question! We asked our astronomer your question for more clarity. Please see revised explanation in article above. Best, the OFA editors

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA. 5:14PM. I SAW A GIANT GREEN LIGHT WITH BLUE OUTLINE WITH A TAIL FALLING DOWN FROM THE SKY. I KNEW IT WASN'T A SHOOTING STAR. I SERIOUSLY THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS GOING TO BLOW UP.

Meteor actually started

Meteor actually started around 4:30pm seen from superior, wi area. Check out northland news if you want to see pictures. Should be verified by tonight sometime.

What else did you see?

What else did you see?

Are you asking what I saw?

Are you asking what I saw? Google rare meteor picture 2013 or this meteor sight page has 8 pictures that they posted. http://www.amsmeteors.org/photos/

Seen shooting star over

Seen shooting star over asheville 20:42 relativly slow and low headed west north west.

Halloween 2013 sitting on

Halloween 2013 sitting on deck at Canyon Lake Texas with my sis & husband around 10:30 - midnight we saw 3 shooting stars. Then after midnight I observed three more. All were fast. Two of them were more horizontal than the others. Fantastic. Milky Way was present, and could see the Seven Sisters and Orion. Very interesting site & replies. Thank you for your information.
While in Florence SC late Feb 2008, we observed I guess a metor hit a field that was bright fiery, then had a blue color. I will know keep up with days and hope to see many more.

I saw 2 nice shooting stars

I saw 2 nice shooting stars with tails in Sevierville,tn last nite. the best 1 I ever saw was in west ft Lauderdale. it sounded like someone welding, lit up the whole area as bright as a welder does. left a glowing green gas cloud that lasted 15 or so minutes. very awesome to see!

11-13-13. About 4:55am.

11-13-13. About 4:55am. saw huge white meteor size of car tire shoot towards earth downward angle... had a white tail visible for about 3 sec.. lost sight in tree line.... Seymour ,ct

I saw a shooting star in this

I saw a shooting star in this morning at 11:00pm in Ethiopia

Yes , in sep 30, 1013 morning

Yes , in sep 30, 1013 morning I saw a shooting star in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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