Date: 13 March, 2014, 02:43, Bucharest.


Learn why famous meteor showers like the Perseids and Leonids occur every year, in this infographic.
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Here are some annual meteor showers and the parent bodies that they are associated with:
Quadrantids (Jan. 2-4), Asteroid 2003 EH1
Lyrids (April 21-23), Comet Thatcher
Eta Aquarids (May 4-6), Comet Halley
June Lyrids (June 15-16), unknown
Delta Aquarids (July 27-29), parent of comets Macholtz, Marsden and Kracht
Capricornids (July 29-30), Comet 169P/NEAT
Perseids (Aug. 11-14), Comet Swift-Tuttle
Draconids (Oct. 8-9), Comet Giacobini-Zinner
Orionids (Oct. 20-22), Comet Halley
Taurids (Nov. 5-12), Comet Encke
Leonids (Nov. 16-18), Comet Tempel-Tuttle
Geminids (Dec. 12-14), Asteroid 3200 Phaethon

Meteor vapour trail, 15th Feb 2013 by EUMETSAT fall in Lake Chebarkul, near Chelyabinsk

Meteor vapour trail, 15th Feb 2013

An image from the SEVIRI instrument aboard our Meteosat-10 geostationary satellite. The vapour trail left by the meteor that was seen near Chelyabinsk in Russia on 15th February 2013 is visible in the centre of the image.

This image uses data from the High Resolution Visible (HRV) channel of SEVIRI that can produce images with both high spatial and temporal resolution.

You can view near real-time imagery from the HRV channel here and feel free to browse our other imagery products at the same location.

Original data Copyright EUMETSAT 2013
Meteor vapour trail, 15th Feb 2013

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