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Meteor Storm Not Over: Watch For Comet Caboose Weds.

Did you witness the witching hour light show in the sky this morning? Me neither. It’s always nice to see these kinds of events live; but if you’re like me, you might have missed the Camelopardalid meteor shower on account of cloudy skies. Lucky for the both of us, media capturing the cosmic firework display was posted all over the …

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Meteor Shower Will Peak Tuesday Morning

A meteor shower made by Halley’s Comet will peak on Tuesday morning and will be easily viewable in a dark, clear sky. The meteor shower is made up of dust and debris that will fall from the tail of the comet. As these particles fall to earth and enter the atmosphere, they will light up and streak across the sky. …

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Meteor Shower to Light Up Night Sky

Halley’s Comet isn’t scheduled to make its next appearance in the inner solar system for another 47 years, but the debris left in the wake of the comet’s 1986 trip to the Sun is still causing quite a light show for Earth. This week our planet is passing through the debris cloud left by Halley’s Comet. The celestial event will …

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Meteor Shower – The First of 2014

One of the best meteor showers known to star gazers which comes around every year at the start – sort of like a New Year’s greeting from the Universe – will peak on Thursday, likely around 20:00 UTC. The Quadrantid shower’s intensity is similar to the Geminid and Perseid showers–some 50 to 100 meteors per hour– however, it only lasts …

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Orionid Meteor Shower Begins Tonight

The Orionid meteor shower, which has been known to produce bright fireballs, can be seen in the sky beginning after midnight, on early October 21. The Orionids are an annual meteor shower which last about a week in late-October. Sometimes meteors may occur at rates of 50-70 per hour, and the best way to spot them is to look up. …

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Perseid Meteor Shower: One Shower You Can’t Miss

There have already been a couple of night’s worth of meteor showers lighting up the sky this week, but apparently the best is yet to come. In the early morning hours of Monday and Tuesday Perseid meteors are promising a shower that will awe. (The rest of the month is supposed to see continued meteor showers, just not of the …

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