Richard Kacerek


UKMON network celebrates 7 years

A small meteor on 6 April 2012 marks the birth of the United Kingdom Meteor Observation Network and a thriving community of astronomers

By Richard Kacerek on 06 April 2019


Leonid Meteor Shower 2018

The Leonid Meteor Shower peak activity is on 17-18 November 2018. Comet 55P/Tempel–Tuttle trail of debris through the Solar System is the cause of this annual meteor shower.

By Richard Kacerek on 11 November 2018


UKMON expands

With addition of 4 new cameras UKMON meteor detection network expands even further

By Richard Kacerek on 23 November 2017


Top 5 meteor showers by UKMON

UK Meteor Observation network has been collecting data for more than five years and gathered a good amount of data for numerous meteor showers.

By Richard Kacerek on 20 July 2017


UKMON Meteor Archive June 2017 update

Data archive update now brings UKMON total to 127,419 single meteors and 67,368 orbits

By Richard Kacerek on 08 June 2017


Get ready for 2017 Lyrid meteor shower

Annual Lyrid meteor shower is active from 16 to 25 April 2017 with the peak time on the morning of 22 April. With no interference by the Moon we should be able to see around 20 meteors per hour.

By Richard Kacerek on 07 April 2017


First look at 2017 Quadrantids

UK Meteor Observation network recorded 337 Quadrantid meteors during 2017 peak.

By Richard Kacerek on 03 April 2017


Composite images of 2015 Perseid meteor shower

By Richard Kacerek on 14 October 2015


3 Sprites on 12 August 2015

On 12 August 2015 Perseid Meteor shower was about to peak and across the channel a storm was brewing

By Richard Kacerek on 15 August 2015