comets-book

You can now buy the recently released book, Fall of a Thousand Suns: How Near Misses and Comet Impacts affected the Religious Beliefs of our Ancestors. It is available through iBooks and Amazon.

 

This website only lists information on modern-day comets and meteor showers. The book, however, thoroughly investigates how specific ancient impacts and near misses changed religious beliefs around the world.

Theta Centaurid

Meteor Shower

Theta Centaurid Meteor Shower

 

 

The Discovery of the Theta Centaurid Meteor Shower

The discovery date of the Theta Centaurids is unknown.

 

 

 

 

The Parent Body of the Theta Centaurid Meteor Shower

The parent body of the Theta Centaurid meteor shower is unknown.

 

 

 

When are the Theta Centaurids visible?

The Theta Centaurid Meteor Shower is a relatively weak meteor shower from January 23 to March 12. Its peak is on February 10, when roughly four meteorites an hour become visible. This meteor shower is best viewed in the southern hemisphere.

 

It occurs, and peaks, within days of the Alpha Centaurids. Its meteors are equally fast at 60 kilometers / hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theta Centaurid Meteor Shower

 

Radiant of the Theta Centaurid Meteor Shower

Credit: Stellarium with radiant by Kevin Curran