Birmingham Live Unlike 2017, bright moonlight won't get in the way of this year's display. There is a new moon on Saturday, August 11, meaning dark skies that night and on the next few nights. There will be only the faintest sliver of a crescent on August 12 and 13 ...
ISRAEL21c Ramon Crater Nature Reserve, considered the best place in Israel to observe the stars and planets, was declared an International Dark Sky Park in September 2017, the first ever to receive that designation in the Middle East. “Our celebrations will ...
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... -
National Geographic This weekend, people around the world will be able to see pieces of a comet streaking across the sky, as the annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak. Considered the “old faithful” of sky shows, the Perseids put on a dazzling display every August ... --
National Geographic Annual meteor showers are nothing to fear: The streaks of light that make meteors so fun to watch are created as the debris burns up in our atmosphere. Around 21 meteor showers occur every year, and the majority of those can be seen from August to... -
NBC 10 Philadelphia The Geminid meteor shower, which returns every December, was widely regarded as the most impressive of this year, according to a NASA news release. "With August's Perseids obscured by bright moonlight, the Geminids will be the best shower this year,"... ---
USA TODAY At best, a typical Perseid meteor shower produces 80 to a few hundred meteors per hour. The best Perseid performance we know of occurred in 1993, when the peak rate topped 300 meteors per hour, Cooke said. Last year an outburst of over 200 meteors... ---
New York Times All year long as Earth revolves around the sun, it passes through streams of cosmic debris. The resulting meteor showers can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you're lucky you might be able to catch one. If you spot a meteor shower, what ... ---
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