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How to See the Perseid Meteor Shower at Peak Brilliance This Week

Tonight, or in the small hours of tomorrow morning, you’ll be able to see the best of Perseid meteor shower. The summer’s best and longest celestial spectacle is peaking August 11-13, bringing screaming rocks through the ether at a faster clip than at any other point during the six-week shower. Read more…

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How to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower Rain Over Us This Summer

Celestial events are often momentary, which is why the most determined stargazers will stay up at odd hours and even venture out into uncomfortable conditions to catch a glimpse of the ephemeral wonders. But every summer, the Perseid meteor shower darts across the evening sky for more than a month, leaving even the…Read more… Continue […]

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Watch the Moon and 3 Planets Line Up at Dawn

It’s easy enough to spot the moon, but it can be much harder to figure out which of the dots in the night sky are the planets. You see a particularly bright object and wonder, if it’s a planet, a particularly luminous star, or perhaps, a plane. Well, over the next three days, identifying the […]

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Watch the Moon and 3 Planets Line Up at Dawn

It’s easy enough to spot the moon, but it can be much harder to figure out which of the dots in the night sky are the planets. You see a particularly bright object and wonder, if it’s a planet, a particularly luminous star, or perhaps, a plane. Well, over the next three days, identifying the […]

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