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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 Two Meteor Showers Peak at the Same Time

If you’re one of the many people who got into stargazing and backyard astronomy during the pandemic, you’ve probably noticed that there hasn’t been a lot going on in the night sky as of late. All the usual suspects—the stars, the planets, the moon—are content to just hang around in space, and it’s been a […]

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How to Watch Two Meteor Showers Peak at the Same Time

If you’re one of the many people who got into stargazing and backyard astronomy during the pandemic, you’ve probably noticed that there hasn’t been a lot going on in the night sky as of late. All the usual suspects—the stars, the planets, the moon—are content to just hang around in space, and it’s been a […]

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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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When to See the Lyrid Meteor Shower Light Up the Night Sky

In addition to a Super Moon and warming spring air, April comes with tidings of space rocks. Beginning April 16, Earth will traverse the tail of the comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which will see the Lyrid meteor shower streak across the night sky. Of course, this isn’t the same as glancing upwards to witness the […]

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Catch the Peak of a Meteor Shower Featuring Fireballs With Colorful Trails

With many in-person New Year’s Eve celebrations and fireworks displays either scaled back or canceled altogether this week, fans of flashy events taking place in the night sky may have been disappointed. But all is not lost. In fact, nature has its own lights display for us to enjoy as we ease into 2021. It […]

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Spot 2 or 3 Meteors Per Minute When the Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Keep your fingers crossed that there’ll be clear skies tonight, because the 2020 Geminid meteor shower is expected to peak. Known as the best and most visible meteor shower of the year, the Geminids started on December 4th and end on December 17th, but tonight, December 13th, will be the climax. Here’s how to watch…Read […]

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Don’t Be Alarmed by Fireballs in the Sky This Week

Depending where you live, you may have seen the skies light up with fireworks over the weekend. But this week we’ll be treated to a different type of (non-political) light show: the Northern Taurid meteor shower. While it technically started in October, the shower will peak this week—specifically tomorrow and Thursday…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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