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Last updated: 2017, April 7

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Meteor Showers




Lists of Comets

List of Periodic Comets

List of Non Periodic Comets

Brightest Comets in the 20th Century

Brightest Comets in the 21st Century

Brightest Comets in History

Comets in 2013

Comets in 2014

Comets in 2015

Comets in 2016

Comets in 2017

Comets in 2018



Individual Comets

What is a Comet?

Comet Biela

Comet Blanpain

Comet Brorsen

Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko

Comet d'Arrest

Comet Encke

Comet Faye

Comet Finlay

Comet Hale-Bopp

Comet Hale-Bopp Orbit

Halley's Comet

Halley's Comet 1910

Edmond Halley

Comet Holmes

Comet Hyakutake

Comet Ikeya-Seki

Comet ISON

Comet ISON's Brightness

Path of Comet ISON

Size of Comet ISON

Observations of Comet ISON

Comet Lemmon


Comet Lovejoy

Comet McNaught

Comet NEAT

Comet Neujmin 2


Comet Pons-Winnecke

Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9

Comet Siding Spring

Comet SWAN

Comet Swift-Tuttle

Comet West

Comet Wirtanen

Eclipse Comet

Great Comet of 1264

SOHO Comets



Meteor Showers

What is a Meteor Shower?

Quadrantid Meteor Shower (Peaks January 4)

Alpha Centaurid Meteor Shower (February 8)

Theta Centaurid Meteor Shower (February 10)

Virginid Meteor Shower (April 17)

Lyrid Meteor Shower (April 22)

Pi Puppid Meteor Shower (April 23)

Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower (May 5)

May Camelopardalid Meteor Shower (May 24)

Arietid Meteor Shower (June 7)

Southern Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower (July 27)

Alpha Capricornid Meteor Shower (July 29)

Perseid Meteor Shower (August 12)

Kappa Cygnid Meteor Shower (August 18)

Draconid Meteor Shower (October 7, 8)

Orionid Meteor Shower (October 21)

Leonid Meteor Shower (November 17)

Meteor Showers in 2015



Famous Meteorites

A List of Famous Meteorites




Definition of Aphelion

Definition of Apparent Magnitude

Definition of an Astronomical Unit

Definition of Kuiper Belt

Definition of Oort Cloud

Definition of Perihelion




How does a comet get its name?

Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System

Parts of a Comet

Where do comets come from?


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