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The next shooting stars

The next shooting stars

We all know about the famous meteor showers of August, but in fact there are them all year round.

Here are some dates to remember to be able to live a magical experience in our transparent bubbles to observe with the naked eye the shooting stars, comfortably installed in your bed for a night under the sign of romanticism and love.

 

Orionides: active from 2 October to 7 November, they are particularly observable from 21 to 22 October, in the middle of autumn. The Orionides, named after the constellation of Orion (easy to recognize, its seven brightest stars form a bow tie or a slightly sloping hourglass!), are visible in the northern hemisphere at this time of year. Depending on the year, between 50 and 75 shooting stars pierce the sky every hour.

 

Leonids: Located in the zodiacal constellation of Leo, the meteor shower of Leonids stars appears from November 6 to November 30 with a peak of activity from November 16 to 17. If 10 to 20 shooting stars are observed in the sky every hour, every 33 years, the spectacle becomes unforgettable after the passage of comet 55P/Temple-Tuttle: the shower of shooting stars then turns into a storm, with thousands of meteors in one night!

 

The Geminids: produced by a celestial object called "3200 Phaethon", the Geminids would come not from comets, but from asteroids. Active from December 4 to 17, their peak activity was between December 13 and 14, with an hourly rate of 60 to 75 meteors, or 120 to 160 meteors per hour at the highest. To observe them, visualize the constellation of Gemini above the eastern horizon.

 

The Ursids: this meteor shower is active from 17 to 26 December, associated with comet 8P/Tuttle. The peak of the Ursids takes place just before Christmas on the night of 22 to 23 December (dates to be checked in 2021). It is of a low intensity, with 10 to 20 meteors per hour.

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