Tag: Meteor Shower

Look Up: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

This year's Eta Aquarids are expected to be one of the finest showers of the year. The best way to see them is during early morning hours in locations far enough from city lights.

Space May 5, 2018

Lyrids To Light Up April Skies, How To View The Oldest Meteor Shower?

Lyrids meteor shower, the oldest known meteor shower, has been around for 2,700 years. Between April 16 and 25, it will pass by the Earth and streak the sky with bright shooting stars.

Space April 15, 2018

Artificial Meteor Showers Will Soon Be Available For Under $40,000

The rich can now pay for their own meteor showers that will come in hues of orange, blue, or green. According to a report, the show will cost less than fireworks displays in Tokyo priced at around $40,000.

Space March 26, 2018

Meteor Lights Up Night Sky Over Michigan, Visible From 5 US States And Canada

A meteor caused a loud explosion and a brilliant flash of light to occur in the night skies over Michigan on Jan. 16. The meteor was so intense that its brightness was seen from across five U.S. states including Canada.

Space January 18, 2018

Quadrantids To Peak This Week: When To See The First Meteor Shower Of 2018

Astronomers forecasted 2018 to open with a display of the Quadrantids, an annual meteor shower peaking this week. When and where is the best time to view this celestial event?

Space January 3, 2018

Geminids Meteor Shower 2017: Tips On How To Watch The Shooting Star Show

The Geminids meteor shower 2017 is about to occur, and it's expected to be one bright celestial display. Here are some tips to watch the shooting stars.

Space December 13, 2017

The Geminids Meteor Shower Will Fill The Sky With Shooting Stars Next Week: Here's When And How To Watch

The Geminids meteor shower of 2017 will reach its peak next week, promising a better spectacle than last year when it competed with a supermoon. Here are tips on when and how to watch the dazzling show of shooting stars.

Space December 10, 2017

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: Here's What To Expect

The Orionid Meteor Shower will be at its peak from Oct. 20 to 22. Know how skywatchers can easily spot the Orionids with their naked eye.

Space October 20, 2017

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Set To Peak This Week: Here's How To Watch The Celestial Event

The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which takes place between April and May, is set to reach its peak on May 6. People would be able to view as many as 30 meteors per hour during the peak stage.

Space May 3, 2017

Here's A Brief History Of The Lyrid Meteor Shower That Peaks This Weekend

The Lyrid meteor shower amazes sky watchers each year but just how much do people really know about it? Here are some facts about Lyrids to add to your knowledge.

Space April 22, 2017

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks April 22 Through 24: How To Watch And What You Need To Know

The Lyrid meteor shower of 2017 will peak from April 21 through April 24, and can easily be seen by those in the Northern Hemisphere. The spectacular play of shooting stars enthrall stargazers every year in April.

Space April 18, 2017

Geminid Meteor Shower Starts This Week: How To Watch This Year's Last Big Celestial Display

This year's Geminid meteor shower is set to reach its peak on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Here are some of the things you need to know about the last big cosmic event of 2016.

Space December 12, 2016

How To Watch Taurid Meteor Shower 2016: Where And When To Look Up For Fireballs In The Sky

The 2016 meteor shower will be observable in November 2016. In order to look for the very bright, yet rare meteors, you will have to spot the Taurus constellation.

Space November 5, 2016

Mysterious Streak Of Light Over Western US Was Chinese Rocket Debris, Expert Says

The mysterious streak of light that appeared over the Western U.S. on Wednesday night wasn't a meteor shower — it was a Chinese rocket, one expert says.

Space July 28, 2016

Peak Dates For The Perseids And Delta Aquarids In The Coming Weeks

Meteor showers are coming in the next few weeks! Here are the peak dates for the Delta Aquarid and Perseid meteor showers this July and August and how to best enjoy them.

Earth/Environment July 25, 2016

What You Need To Know About The Pellets For Japan's Man-Made Meteor Shower

Instead of the usual pyrotechnics display, Japan will create a man-made meteor shower for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympics. The artificial meteor shower will showcase special pellets re-entering the atmosphere.

Material Science May 23, 2016

Startup To Create Man-Made Meteor Shower For 2020 Olympics

For some big events, a massive pyrotechnic display would do, but not Japan. A startup company wants to create a man-made meteor shower for the 2020 Olympics.

Space May 21, 2016

How To Watch The Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Dazzling The Skies This Week

This week, stargazers will get the chance to watch the dazzling Eta Aquarids meteor shower. Here's how you can watch the spectacle, online and offline.

Space May 3, 2016

Lyrid Meteor Shower: When And How To Watch

Everything you need to know about the annual Lyrid meteor shower, an astronomical feat waiting to happen sometime between April 16 and 25. The burst of Lyrids is a stellar phenomenon, an event worth to be witnessed.

Space April 14, 2016

Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower Begins April: What Is It And When Is The Best Time To Watch

The Earth is making another pass near the orbit of Halley's Comet this coming April and May. This gives stargazers and space fans a chance to catch a glimpse of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower.

Space March 25, 2016

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaking This Weekend: How And When To Watch

The largest meteor shower of the year is set to take place on Sunday evening. The Geminid meteor shower will show off bits of an asteroid as they break off 3200 Phaethon and penetrate the Earth's atmosphere.

Space December 13, 2015

Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Nov. 18: Here's How And When To Watch

The Leonid meteor shower happens every year during the month of November. In this year's shower, spectators are advised to view its peak on Nov. 18 between midnight and dawn to prevent city lights from interfering with the view.

Space November 16, 2015

Taurid Meteor Shower Peaks Nov. 5 to 12: How To Watch

Taurid Meteors or Halloween Fireballs are expected to have their peak appearance on Nov. 5 through Nov. 12. Spectators are advised to watch out for this bright meteor shower between midnight and dawn constellation Taurus is high in the sky.

November 6, 2015

Annual Draconid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week: How to Watch the Celestrial Show

The Draconid meteor shower will once again light up the sky during its annual appearance. It's time to save these meteoric dates.

Space October 7, 2015

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaking This Week: When And How To Watch This Spectacular Celestial Show

One of the best and brightest of the annual meteor showers should arrive during good viewing conditions, experts say. Sky watchers in locations from from bright city lights could see 100 meteors per hour, they predict.

Space August 10, 2015

Delta Aquarid And Perseid Meteor Showers To Delight Skygazers

A pair of meteor showers are blazing across skies around the northern hemisphere during the first half of August. How good could it get?

August 1, 2015

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Set To Decorate Sky With Pieces Of Halley's Comet

Halley's Comet comes around once every 76 years, but we see its debris every six months. The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks May 5 and 6 - here is how to see it!

Space May 5, 2015

2015 Lyrid Meteor Shower: When And How To See 20 Meteors Per Hour

It’s the time of the year for the Lyrids! Learn about the dazzling history of the meteor shower and catch the peak of the astronomical event on April 22.

Space April 21, 2015

Quadrantid Meteor Shower Peaking Saturday Night: Here's What All Stargazers Should Know

The Quadrantid meteor shower is the first meteor shower of 2015 - but seeing it could be a challenge for amateur astronomers around the United States.

January 3, 2015

Watch the Quadrantid Meteor Shower Ring in the New Year This Weekend

The first meteor shower of the year arrives this weekend, ringing in the New Year for skywatchers across the Northern Hemisphere. Here's how you can watch the Quandrantids as it peaks.

Geek January 2, 2015

Geminid Meteor Shower Puts On Impressive Light Show

Fancy a meteor shower? One of the best ones just peaked over the weekend, extending the view to enthusiasts until Wednesday. The Geminid meteor shower can be seen all over the world.

Space December 15, 2014

Geminid Meteor Shower 2014: Fireballs Set to Light up Sky This Weekend

The Geminid meteor shower will light up skies on December 13 and 14. What makes this display different from the rest?

Space December 13, 2014

Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Dec. 14. Things Stargazers Must Know

Stargazers can revel in the Geminids meteor shower which will peak this weekend. The celestial spectacle will unveil between Dec.13 evening to Dec. 14 morning.

Space December 13, 2014

Geminid Meteor Shower to Light Up Weekend Skies: Where and When to View

Geminids are a meteor shower with a difference; while most such cosmic displays are the results of comets, the Geminids source is an asteroid. Best viewing of this year's shower will be between 10 p.m. and dawn, experts say.

Space December 11, 2014

Leonid Meteor Shower 2014: Don't Miss the Incredible Show this Weekend (Best Time to Watch)

The Leonid Meteor shower this year is anticipated to display between 10 and 15 shooting stars per hour. Although the crescent moon is forecasted to emerge before dawn on Monday, experts said this won't significantly impact the spectacle.

Space November 17, 2014

Leonid Meteor Shower Monday Night Will Be Treat For Skygazers

The Leonid meteor shower will peak during the night of November 17, an annual display that can sometimes become brilliant.

Space November 17, 2014

Leonid Meteor Shower Will Peak Monday Night: Best Time for Sky-Gazers to Watch

Watch the Leonid meteor shower live or go online for a glimpse of a cosmic light show, astronomers say. Numbers of meteors should peak Monday and Tuesday between midnight and dawn.

Space November 16, 2014

Siding Spring Mars flyby lights up Martian sky (and we nearly missed the show)

We may not have seen it here on Earth but the flyby of comet Siding Spring near Mars last month has produced a spectacular meteor shower in the Martian sky. Thousands of shooting stars were appearing per hour.

Space November 8, 2014

Lunar and solar, October’s got both eclipses: Where/when to see all the celestial eye candy

Lots of events for sky watchers in October, astronomers say. The sun, moon, planets, meteors and even a comet will put on celestial shows, they say.

Space October 1, 2014

Perseid meteor shower: Google celebrates with cool Doodle

Google created a new interactive Doodle to celebrate the Perseid meteor shower.

Space August 11, 2014

Super moon and shooting stars to show off on Sunday, don’t miss it!

Annual Perseid meteor shower among the brightest we see, but this year they'll have to compete with a bright, close "super moon." Best chance to see meteors will be in the early predawn hours.

Space August 8, 2014

Delta Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight at 15-20 meteors per hour

Dark skies should make for good viewing of Delta Aquarid meteors. Shower could show 15 to 20 meteors per hour.

Space July 29, 2014

Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower is peaking tonight: Celestial show awaits stargazers

A bright meteor shower peaks on the night of 29 July. This may be the brightest show of the year, thanks to the Moon.

Space July 28, 2014

Camelopardalid meteor shower in May was more fizzle than sizzle

Sky watchers hoping for a "meteor storm" express some disappointment. Camelopardalid meteor shower couldn't quite deliver as hoped, astronomers admit.

Space May 27, 2014

Are you ready for the Camelopardalids meteor shower? Here's how you can watch it this weekend

A brand new meteor shower may be seen around North America for the first time this weekend. This is how to best view the show.

May 24, 2014

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