Space.com The 2017 Perseid meteor shower — which peaks Aug. 12 — will be sandwiched between a lunar eclipse and the much-heralded 2017 total solar eclipse, marking a month of excitement in the night (and daytime) sky. The Perseid meteor shower is one of the ... -
New York Times For example, during the Perseid meteor shower you are seeing meteors ejected from when its parent comet, Comet Swift-Tuttle, visited in 1862 or earlier, not from its most recent pass in 1992. That's because it takes time for debris from a comet's orbit ... --
Space.com Find out how to see the Perseids from urban areas here from our sister site Active Junky.) As (bad) luck would have it, this year, the moon turned full on Aug. 7, and it will be at a rather bright waning gibbous phase several nights later, seriously ... -
USA TODAY The Leonid meteor storms, which occur each November, of the late 1990s and early 2000s were much more spectacular, he said, and had rates 10 times greater than the best Perseid display. The greatest meteor shower in U.S. history occurred with the ... --
Space.com [Orionid Meteor Shower 2017: How and When to See It]. If August's Perseid meteor shower and December's Geminid meteor shower rank as the "first string" among the annual meteor showers in terms of brightness and reliability, then the Orionids are on the ... --
The Local Norway It is common to be able to observe between 80 and 100 shooting stars during the Perseids meteor shower, caused by Swift-Tuttle and active from July to August each year, although a bright moon might make the weaker meteors less visible this year, wrote ...
Space.com When the Perseid meteor shower peaked over the weekend, no one was expecting an amazing show. After all, the August moon had just passed its full phase and threatened to outshine all but the brightest Perseid fireballs. Yet one dedicated stargazer ...
The Guardian 'I left home at 8:30pm for the drive to Ribblehead. As I arrived the light was just getting dark enough to see the milky way. A meteor flashed across the sky as I walked down to set up my equipment and I started to run, thinking I'd miss them all! The ... -
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