New For 2022
The tau Herculid meteor shower may make an appearance on the night of May 30-31.
Sometimes, Astronomy Can Be
Full of surprises. Take the case of a tiny comet, normally far too faint to be seen without the help of a telescope.
But In 1995
It suddenly and quite unexpectedly brightened up to become dimly visible with the naked eye.
Come The End
Of May, things could turn exciting, thanks again to this same tiny comet.
On That Night
A new meteor shower — the tau Herculids — might erupt, perhaps ranking with the best of the annual meteor displays.
Yet, There Is Also A Small
Chance of something extraordinary — perhaps one of the most dramatic meteor displays since the spectacular Leonid meteor showers of more than 20 years ago.