Perseid Meteor Shower Will Still Be Active Sunday Night

Too bad the clouds moved in! I had clear skies until about 11 p.m. and saw some great Perseid meteors from 10:15 until that time. It’s never easy to capture meteors with a camera, but I had a gut feeling I’d get one on my first exposure — and it happened! The meteor glowed orange…
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Naked-Eye Delight: Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

To whet your appetite for the upcoming eclipse, nature has an opening act performing this weekend. It’s the annual Perseid meteor shower, a pleasant “rain” of fiery flashes coming to a sky near you. Each year in mid-August, Earth zips through the stream of grit and ice boiled off the nucleus of comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle during…
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Delta Aquariid Meteor Shower Opening Act For Perseids

I was so busy looking down yesterday I forgot to look up. If you’ve been staying up late and noticing more meteors than usual, it’s because the Southern Delta Aquariid meteor shower’s been active this month. They don’t come in droves, only about 10 to 20 per hour under dark skies, but they mark the…
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Arietid Meteor Shower Peaks — Watch For Earthgrazers

Hundreds of meteors have been shooting from the constellation Aries this week. Known as the Arietids, the meteor shower peaks tomorrow morning (June 7). Pity the radiant, the point in the sky from which the meteors appear to stream, shares the sky with the sun. That’s right. This is daytime meteor shower.  If we could…
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Comet Halley Chaff Sparks Weekend Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower

It’s back! The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower reaches maximum Saturday morning (May 6) in the hour or two before the start of dawn. That means getting up to look around 3-3:30 a.m. for the best view. An ungodly time to be sure, but since it’s Saturday, we can make it up by sleeping in. Rates…
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