• Question: When will the next meteorite shower next be formed and is it going to be more than 1000,000 years away?

    Asked by mcpheekb01 to Prateek, Jim on 15 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Jim Caryl

      Jim Caryl answered on 15 Jun 2011:

      Actually, meteor showers are quite frequent, and I watch several meteor showers a year from my back garden (mainly the Perseids and the Leonids). The showers can be seen in different parts of the night sky at different times of years. Sometimes they are best viewed in other parts of the world, but generally the daily news (even the news on children’s TV) should let you know when the next one is happening.

      If you want to know when you can see the next one, look here: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/explore/astronomy-and-time/astronomy-facts/comets-meteors-asteroids/annual-meteor-showers