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03

Jan

First meteor shower of 2014 will wow stargazers … in AsiaThough the sun will interfere with their peak in North America this afternoon, the Quadrantids will likely give a spectacular show in central and eastern Asia.

First meteor shower of 2014 will wow stargazers … in Asia
Though the sun will interfere with their peak in North America this afternoon, the Quadrantids will likely give a spectacular show in central and eastern Asia.

13

Dec

How to watch the Geminid meteor showerGeminid meteors have a reputation for being bright and slow, a shower of brilliant fireballs that streak through the sky.
The Geminid meteor shower — named for the constellation Gemini — is peaking late tonight into Saturday morning, potentially treating stargazers in light-free areas to about 90 to 120 meteors per hour. Observers can expect to get the best views of the shower, weather permitting, at around 4 a.m. local time in the wee hours of Saturday morning after the waxing moon sets.

How to watch the Geminid meteor shower
Geminid meteors have a reputation for being bright and slow, a shower of brilliant fireballs that streak through the sky.

The Geminid meteor shower — named for the constellation Gemini — is peaking late tonight into Saturday morning, potentially treating stargazers in light-free areas to about 90 to 120 meteors per hour. Observers can expect to get the best views of the shower, weather permitting, at around 4 a.m. local time in the wee hours of Saturday morning after the waxing moon sets.

06

Nov

November’s must-see stargazing eventsThree of Earth’s planetary neighbors will shine in the sky along with the Leonid meteors.   

November’s must-see stargazing events
Three of Earth’s planetary neighbors will shine in the sky along with the Leonid meteors.   

12

Aug

Perseid photos: Celestial fireworks wow stargazersIt’s not too late to observe the beauty of this annual meteor shower.

Perseid photos: Celestial fireworks wow stargazers
It’s not too late to observe the beauty of this annual meteor shower.

07

Aug

Viewer’s guide to meteor showers

06

Aug

Next week’s Perseid meteor shower expected to dazzleThe Perseid meteor shower, which produces the most fireballs of any shower, peaks on Aug. 12 and 13.

Next week’s Perseid meteor shower expected to dazzle
The Perseid meteor shower, which produces the most fireballs of any shower, peaks on Aug. 12 and 13.

16

Apr

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend
The meteor shower should give skywatchers in darkened parts of the world a decent show late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

The meteor shower should give skywatchers in darkened parts of the world a decent show late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

03

Jan


 Quadrantid meteor shower tonight: How to watch online 



NASA scientists at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will provide a live webcast of the Quadrantid meteor shower Jan. 2 to 4.
NASA scientists at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will provide a live webcast of the Quadrantid meteor shower Jan. 2 to 4.

14

Dec

Stunning Geminid meteor shower wows skywatchersExperts had predicted that viewers in rural areas might see 100 meteors per hour early Friday morning — and perhaps even more.

Stunning Geminid meteor shower wows skywatchers
Experts had predicted that viewers in rural areas might see 100 meteors per hour early Friday morning — and perhaps even more.

10

Dec

Catch a ‘gem’ of a meteor shower this weekWith a new moon phase starting on Dec. 13, the Geminid meteor shower will appear in a dark and moonless sky, making for perfect viewing conditions.

Catch a ‘gem’ of a meteor shower this week
With a new moon phase starting on Dec. 13, the Geminid meteor shower will appear in a dark and moonless sky, making for perfect viewing conditions.