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23

May

How to see tonight’s new meteor showerIf you’re game to watch Comet 209P/LINEAR in the great outdoors, we also have tips on how to prepare and how to count the meteors you see.

How to see tonight’s new meteor shower
If you’re game to watch Comet 209P/LINEAR in the great outdoors, we also have tips on how to prepare and how to count the meteors you see.

19

May

Will new meteor shower this weekend sizzle or fizzle?An expert predicts that the Comet 209P/LINEAR shower will yield a rate of about 400 to 800 meteors per hour.

Will new meteor shower this weekend sizzle or fizzle?
An expert predicts that the Comet 209P/LINEAR shower will yield a rate of about 400 to 800 meteors per hour.

22

Apr

2014 Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth DayOur planet is now passing through debris left by Comet Thatcher, which hasn’t visited the inner solar system since 1861. The resulting Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak on April 22, Earth Day.

2014 Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day
Our planet is now passing through debris left by Comet Thatcher, which hasn’t visited the inner solar system since 1861. The resulting Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak on April 22, Earth Day.

18

Apr

2014 Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth DayOur planet is now passing through debris left by Comet Thatcher, which hasn’t visited the inner solar system since 1861. The resulting Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak on April 22, Earth Day.

2014 Lyrid meteor shower to peak on Earth Day
Our planet is now passing through debris left by Comet Thatcher, which hasn’t visited the inner solar system since 1861. The resulting Lyrid meteor shower is expected to peak on April 22, Earth Day.

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.