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Meteor Watch Day

Meteor Watch Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on June 30

We sure hope that the weather in your area calls for clear, moonless skies tonight. Today is Meteor Watch Day, a time to look to the skies for meteor showers. Will you be lucky enough to see meteors streaking across the night sky? We sure hope so.

Also called "Shooting Stars" or "Fallen Stars", meteors are space dust and ice that enter the earth's atmosphere. Meteors can be as small as specks of dust. As they enter the atmosphere at high speeds, they burn up, producing light as they streak across the night sky. Sometimes, you see them streak across the sky and disappear at the horizon. Other times, they end suddenly, burning out right before your eyes.

Seeing a shooting star is a sign of good luck. With a little luck, you can see a meteor just about any night of the year. But, the best times to see meteors is during a meteor shower. There are a number of meteor showers each year. The best annual show is the Perseid Meteor shower each August.


Major Meteor Showers:
Meteor Shower Name: Month:
Andromedid November
Delta Aquarids Late July
Draconid October
Eta Aquarid May
Geminid December
Leonid November
Lyrid April
Perseid August
Taurid November
Quandrid January
Ursid December

Song of the Day: "Catch a Falling Star" sung by Perry Como


Enjoy Meteor Watch Day, as you scan the night skies in search of meteors. We sure hope you see some tonight!


Related Events:

Perseid Meteor Shower


Thought for the Day: I really don't mind getting older, but my body is taking it really hard.

History and Origin of Meteor Watch Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Perhaps, it was a star gazer.

We do find it odd that Meteor Watch Day is held on a day when there are no known major meteor showers (see major meteor shower events above)

Several site visitors speculate that this day was created on this day to commemorate June 30, 1908 when meteor explosion in Siberia knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away. We tend to agree with this theory.

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