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The Fabulous Perseids Peak This Week

Are you ready for the year’s most relaxing meteor shower? Me too. The annual Perseid shower peaks Wednesday night – Thursday morning (August 12-13) when up to 50-100 meteors will flash by per hour. No telescope needed, not even a pair of binoculars. Meteor showers are for everyone no matter your skill level. The only requirements are…
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Spectacular Fireball Over Pittsburgh / Juvenile Moon Alert

Pittsburgh fireball February 17 A fireball meteor at least as bright as the full moon flared over the Pittsburgh region around 4:50 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday morning. The object, detected by three NASA meteor cameras, was moving at a speed of 45,000 miles per hour. Based on its brightness, NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office estimated the object at 2…
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Weekend ‘Quads’ Meteor Shower A Case Of Bad Timing … But Have Faith

It will take determination to see the annual Quadrantid meteor shower this weekend especially for U.S. observers. The annual blizzard of meteors – up to 120 per hour – rivals the Geminids and Perseids. Sadly, it has a very narrow peak that occurs around 8 p.m. (CST) Saturday night Jan. 3, just one night before…
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Stargazing On Christmas Night

Merry Christmas and a happy holiday! I hope you’re enjoying time with family and friends and a clear night is in the forecast. Should you poke your head out tonight, here’s what’s up. At nightfall, a pretty crescent moon ornaments the dim constellation of Capricornus not far from Mars. Barely half a degree to the…
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The Geminids Ain’t Over Yet! Meteor Shower Update

An overcast of biblical proportions has hidden the sky at my home for 9 nights in a row. But even without seeing a single Geminid meteor, I can tell you this – the shower’s been fantastic. NASA’s network of all-sky cameras detected more than 200 fireballs and the International Meteor Organization’s quicklook data show a peak of…
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