• earthsky.org | 11/9/2019 | Bruce McClure
    The long-last North Taurid meteor shower may reach its annual peak from around late evening on November 11, 2019, until the wee morning hours on November 12. Unlike some meteor showers, though, the...
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  • realclimatescience.com | 10/12/2019 | Staff
    On October 8, 1871 the worst fires in US history occurred. Chicago burned to the ground, as did many other towns around Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Peshtigo, Wisconsin was hardest hit, with more...
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  • earthsky.org | 6/28/2019 | Paul Scott Anderson
    A stunning view of cirrus-like clouds seen by the Curiosity rover on Mars, on sol 2417. This is a cloudy day for Mars! Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Thomas Appéré.
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  • phys.org | 8/10/2017 | Staff
    How did the Red Planet get all of its clouds? CU Boulder researchers may have discovered the secret: just add meteors. Astronomers have long observed clouds in Mars' middle atmosphere, which begins...
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  • earthsky.org | 4/21/2019 | EarthSky
    The moon is just a few days past full on the nights of April 21 and 22. Meanwhile, the Lyrid meteor shower is expected to put forth its greatest number of meteors during the predawn hours on April...
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  • earthsky.org | 2/5/2019 | Paul Scott Anderson
    Simulation of an artificial meteor shower over a Shanghai also lit by fireworks. Image via ALE. Meteors are one of nature’s most awe-inspiring phenomena. These “shooting stars” streak across the...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/10/2018 | Larry Sessions
    The Gemini’s radiate from near the star Castor in the constellation Gemini. Where do you look to see December’s famous Geminid meteor shower? Simply look in an open sky, in no particular direction.
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  • earthsky.org | 11/9/2018 | Bruce McClure
    Photo top of post: Taurid fireball on the evening of October 21, 2017 from Joanne West at Gold Canyon, Arizona. Read more about this photo. This year isn’t like 2015, which was an incredible year...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/24/2018 | Deborah Byrd
    Photo by John Ashley. John Ashley of Kila, Montana captured these meteors – and created this composite – on October 21, 2018. He wrote: Day - Montana - Hunting - Season - Meteors On this opening day...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/9/2018 | Bruce McClure
    Another cool shot of a Taurid fireball, posted on November 11, 2015, at EarthSky Photos on G+ by Bill Allen. Thanks, Bill! By all reports, this shower has been amazing in 2015.
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  • earthsky.org | 4/25/2018 | Deborah Byrd
    Long Island, New York, April 22, 2018. Photo via Michael Busch. Nils Ribi wrote on April 22, 2018: “I was out early this morning (3 a.m.) and found some Lyrid meteors in the dark skies just outside...
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  • earthsky.org | 4/22/2018 | Bruce McClure
    Late Sunday night (April 22, 2018) or before dawn Monday might offer you a few Lyrid meteors, but we’re past the peak of the shower at these times. Plus – as the Lyrids wane – the moon is waxing...
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  • earthsky.org | 12/29/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    … bright meteors culled from over 100,000 images acquired throughout 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. Imaging occurred during a significant fraction of the nights in Tucson when the sky was dark (little...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/22/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    Karl Diefenderfer caught this meteor over Lakewood, Pennsylvania on the evening of October 20, 2017. He wrote: “As twilight faded last night, the Milky Way and meteors came into view … I’m...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/15/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    John Ashely captured this photo from Montana during the 2015 Orionid shower. Have you seen any meteors streaking across the sky this month? If they are coming from the northern sky, they might have...
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  • earthsky.org | 10/9/2017 | Deborah Byrd
    View larger. | Photo composite – 5 faint Draconid meteors in less than an hour – on October 7, 2017 from Stephanie Longo at Pike National Forest in Colorado. Thanks, Stephanie! This weekend’s...
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